Kenneth Van Palmer

A come-and-go memorial service for Kenneth “Kenny” Van Palmer, 60, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hostess House, 1406 Highway 281, Lampasas.

Mr. Palmer died Feb. 5, 2018, after a short battle with lung cancer, surrounded by loving family. He was born Aug. 19, 1957, in Lampasas to Ila Mae and Lorenzo Palmer as the youngest of eight children.

Mr. Palmer was a plumber in the Copperas Cove and Lampasas area for all of his working life.

His legacy was the love that he had for his family. His grandchildren made his eyes sparkle and there was nothing he would not do for them. Pop would play baby dolls, board games, and shoot sling shots from sunup to sundown. He never hesitated to let them know that they were loved.

Mr. Palmer was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Dennis Osborne, and a sister, Kitty White.

He leaves behind his wife, Carole Osborne Palmer of Kempner; children, Lee-Ann Burdette and husband Chris and their children Brandon and Chantz of Belton; Trint Palmer and wife Amber and their children Rachel, Lane, and Aidyn of Snyder; and Lynne Cann and husband Kouwende and their children Mariah, Sawyer, and Parker of Kempner.

He is also survived by a brother, Carvel Palmer of Kempner; sisters, Rubye Neeck of Lampasas, Elaine DolBeare of Georgetown, Daphne Reavis of Burnet, Kizzie Powell and husband Phil of Llano, Glenna Arnold of San Antonio; mother and father-in-law, George and Sissy Osborne of Copperas Cove; sister-in-law, Cindy and husband Mike Atkinson; and sister-in-law, Diana Osborne of League City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society.

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