Everett R. (Bud) Palmer Jr.
June 24, 1946 – January 30, 2015
Bud died Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 in a trucking accident on a logging road. Private Cremation Rites have been held.
A Celebration Of Life Service will be held in March.
Everett “Bud” Palmer was born June 24th, 1946 in Boise Idaho to Everett Raymond Palmer and Rachel Morgan. He was raised in Depoe Bay, Oregon and attended Taft High School. Following his education he served in the National Guard. He was signed up to join the US Army but due to a medical injury was unable to go and received an honorable discharge.
Bud was united in marriage to Louise Johnson on May 12th, 1989 in Oregon City, Oregon. Over the last 25 years they lived in Oregon City, Barview and Garibaldi before moving to Reedsport.
Bud started driving truck at the age of 16. After high school he worked as many as three jobs at once to help raise his children. He found his passion driving long-haul semi-trucks, hauling everything from liquid asphalt, mobile homes and groceries. Bud started Semi-Retired Trucking in 1993 and hauled cheese for the Tillamook Cheese Factory for ten years in all the western states. All of this while, he and Louise owned and operated the Barview Store in Barview. He started hauling cars in 2003 across the country until 2011 when he went to work for Fairview Trucking for a couple of years. Bud became a partner in Half Mine Trucking in Reedsport and was graveling logging roads until his accident.
Among his personal interests he enjoyed leather crafting, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, beach combing and golf. He was a hard worker and had a good sense of humor. He was a past member of the Tillamook Elks Lodge and a current member of the Reedsport Eagles Lodge.
Bud is survived by his wife, Louise of Reedsport, his sister, Rachel and husband, Don Cooper, Otis, Or. sons; Todd, wife Nanc Palmer, Redmond, Or., Scott, wife Heather Palmer, Albany, Or., and Steve Claus, wife Judy, Windsor, Co., daughters, Wendie, husband, Ray Waldorf, Terrebonne, Or., and Karen Wilson, Beaverton, Or.
Also surviving are ten grandchildren as well as ten great grandchildren and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Tom Morgan and Albert Palmer.
Services are entrusted to Dunes Memorial Chapel, Reedsport 541-271-2822.