Donald G. Palmer of Amarillo passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, after a brief illness.
Visitation with the family will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m., in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Don was born in Childress, Texas on December 6, 1947. He graduated from Childress High School and went on to attend Texas Tech University and Abilene Christian College.
Don was a teacher and guidance counselor for the Amarillo School District for over 25 years and after his retirement worked for Amarillo College. He was a longtime member of the Comanche Trail Church of Christ and a faithful Christian man. He loved his church family very much and loved the Lord with all his heart and is now at peace in Heaven.
Don never met a stranger and was kind and thoughtful to everyone he met.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, father, and one brother.
He is survived by his loving sister, Sharon Jahsman, of Austin, TX; one aunt; many cousins, and wonderful friends.
5 Replies to “Donald Palmer”
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one and my friend, Don. I got to know him through my work with the High Plains Food Bank and Comanche Trail Church of Christ. Don was always such a caring and loving gentleman. He always asked about my family and my daughter and always made me feel cared for. He made me laugh all the time, he will truly be missed. May he rest in peace. My prayers to all who knew and loved him.
I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Palmer. He was my teacher at Amarillo Christian School for several years! I graduated from 9th grade there in 1982. Mr. Palmer was one of my favorite teachers of all my school years. He was such a sweet , caring teacher, who truly wanted to see you succeed!!! I’m truly sorry to hear about his passing. I’m praying for his family, friends, and former students. RIP Mr. Palmer, I’ll see you again in Heaven someday!!!
I got to know Don while I took care of his mother. He was always so kind and happy to see me! He asked about my husband and kids by name just through casual conversation. I found it admirable that he intentionally learned names and was genuine with his words. I’ll miss him!
I came to know Don when he came to work at Amarillo College. He was a good and wonderful man. He was always friendly to everyone and was an admired colleague and friend. Students who remembered Don as an elementary counselor would often meet him again as students at Amarillo College and would immediately recognize him, and he always knew them as well and remembered their names. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My prayers are with his family.
Oh Sharon! I’m so sorry for your loss. I am so thankful for the time I had working with Don at Amarillo College. I admired so much his calm, kind demeanor. It was nice to share news and memories from Childress with him. It’s tough to lose a brother who is also our friend, but our memories are priceless. Love to you and your family…Donna Bradford Russell