Brent Michael Palmer



Brent Michael Palmer, 33, of Amarillo, TX died unexpectedly of a possible pulmonary embolism on November 18, 2021, at his home shared with his loving wife Erin.

He was born on April 4, 1988, in Amarillo, TX to Kent and Vicki Palmer just minutes before his fraternal twin brother Blake.

Brent graduated from Amarillo High School in 2007. Following graduation, he served 4 years in the US Marine Corp. While in service he did 3 tours, two while in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He truly felt the Marines made him the man he was meant to be and gave him the brotherhood he cherished the most.

Brent met his now-wife Erin Merrill freshman year of high school but the two never dated until Good Friday, April 2019. At the end of their first date (lasting 14 hours) Brent and Erin both knew they had found their soulmate. Brent proposed on October 5, 2019, and they were shortly married on September 19, 2020. Although their marriage was cut short, he was a devoted loving husband bringing happiness and security to the life they built together. It really was the greatest love story this town had ever seen!

Brent had many friends who loved him for his contagious laughter and fun easy-going spirit. He was considered a brother to everyone who knew him. He enjoyed bowling as a member of the Amarillo UCBC, most recently in the league “Mixed Nuts”. His greatest accomplishments being an almost perfect game, scoring 299 along with several 700 Series throughout his bowling career. His true passion resided in his need for speed and love of cars, especially muscle cars. His first muscle car love was a 1969 Orange GTO and last being his 2010 black Dodge Challenger.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joe Merril; and grandparents, A. C. & Val Henneman.

Survivors include his wife, Erin Palmer; parents, Kent & Vicki Palmer; mother-in-law, Brenda Merrill; and twin brother, Blake Palmer, all of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 27, 2021, at The Loft Church with Joe Tindall officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials and donations be to

18 Replies to “Brent Michael Palmer”

  1. Vicky, I am so sorry to hear of Brent’s passing I know you and Kent are devestated, You are all in my prayers. May the Peace of Christ be with you Lynda Smith

  2. Kent, Vicki and family. Such a sad loss to all for a wonderful life taken far too young. May God surround you with his love during this time of sadness.. Betty Benham, Dr. Click’s office

  3. Brother ,
    You are so loved and missed . You will for ever hold a place in my heart . I’m so Greatful to have the honor or knowing such a beautiful soul . Love you brother
    God speed Marine

  4. Farewell brother,
    We’ve got your watch from here .Rest easy and know your family is under our protection.

    Sgt Vincent Guerrero
    USMC 3051

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. I have known he and Blake since birth. I am glad to know he was such a fine young man gone too soon from family and friends. My heart goes out to each of you as I pray for you on the passing of Brent.
    Joy Adcock

  6. Our prayers and sympathy for each one in Brent’s family; especially for Kent and Vicki, his parents.
    Helen and John Hammond

  7. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Brent….my deepest condolences to you and the family at such a tremendous loss in this world. My heart aches for you Erin and please know you have so many around you who love you and will provide any support as you need it. Hugs and love my sweet friend! I love you!

    God bless you, comfort you and keep you strong.

  8. Erin, I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending my condolences and prayers for you and the family to bring you all comfort and peace.

  9. My sweet Erin, we are so sorry for Brent’s untimely death. Loved his smile and his hugs. Y’all had an amazing courtship and marriage. Praying for you. Love and hugs.

  10. My heart goes out to all who loved you and that you touched. I know you will be Erin’s guardian angel from above.

  11. Brent was such an awesome blessing to everyone! I loved his and Erin’s love story! He will truly be missed. Very few people exude
    the happiness and compassion that he did! We will miss you!
    Kevin and Barbara

  12. Brent was a funny, caring guy. He loved his family so much and was a hard worker. He will truly be missed by those who knew him

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