October 7, 1941 ~ June 6, 2015
Maurice Charles Palmer “Uncle Sam” Good evening. I am honored to say a few words about Maurice Charles Palmer, better known to most of us as “Uncle Sam.” Sam was born October 7, 1941 in the state of Maryland to Maurice and Dorothy Palmer. Sam is survived by his only sibling and sister Lorraine Marquez. During his youth, Sam found himself living in new places as his family often moved. At the age of 17 Sam enlisted in the United States Navy where he would spend the next four years of his life. Most of his US Navy time was spent aboard the ship “USS Constitution.” Sam loved his time in the Navy and would often tell stories about that time of his life. Sam had two daughters Rene and Megan, and through unfortunate situations loss contact with them. Sam had four nephews Mike, Eddie, Randy, and Todd who seemed to fill the void of the relationship he never had with his daughters. Everyone knew Sam and his oldest nephew Mike were joined at the hip. Mike and Sam spent hours together both on job sites and at home as they lived together. Sam was a huge sports fan as most of us knew. His favorite sport was football and the San Francisco 49ers was his team. He proudly displayed this by always wearing his most prized possession which was a San Francisco’s 49ers jacket. Anyone that knew Sam knows these few minutes can’t even scratch the surface of a tough and complicated life he lived. As Sam grew older, his willingness to hear the word and build a relationship with God and his son Jesus Christ also grew. Far from perfect just like the rest of us, Sam accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. The passing of Uncle Sam on June 6, 2015, was unexpected and suddenly. Even though that date will forever cause us sadness as we lost Uncle Sam, never forget that is also the date Sam went home to be with the Lord. Uncle Sam will be missed every day of our lives. Service: 31336 CA 74 Homeland, CA 92548 Sunday, June 28, 2015 Military Honors will be given at the end of the service.
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