Marvin “Monk” Palmer, 83, of Post, Texas passed away on August 11, 2020.
Monk was born on September 15, 1936 in Seymour, Texas to Tobe and Ida Belle Palmer. He moved to Post, Texas in 1951. He married LaVena Washburn on February 27, 1960. He worked for many years in the oil field. He was known around town as a “one-of-a-kind” man and was awarded citizen of the year in 1982. He began trapshooting in the early 1980s and was elected into the Texas Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2012.
He is survived by his wife, LaVena Palmer of Post, Texas, children, Deb and Gina Palmer of Post, Texas; Jody and Bart Whisenhunt of Post, Texas; brother Bob and Debbie Palmer; nephew, Wade and Cary Bridgeman of Fluvanna, Texas; grandchildren, Heather and Zeke Garcia of Lubbock, Texas, Keatha and Jon Courchaine of Indiana, Josie Whisenhunt of Post, Texas, Tobe Palmer of Post, Texas, Bradley Whisenhunt of Post, Texas, and Shelby Bridgeman of Lubbock, Texas; great-grandchildren, Nolan and Palmer Courchaine, Bentley and Collier Garcia, Caden Whisenhunt and Kenzie and Graydon Bridgeman.
Monk was preceded in death by his parents, Tobe and Ida Belle; five brothers, Roy, Otis, D.T., Johnny, and Deb Palmer; and two sisters, Margarett Palmer and Irene Lovern.
Services were held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Post Church of Christ.
The family suggests donations to the Garza County 4-H shooting sports.