Jim R. Palmore, 74, of Horseshoe Bay, passed away Sunday, May 11. He was born in Williams, Texas, to W. P. “Pete” and Cleo Palmore on April 27, 1934.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carroll.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1953. He attended TCU and transferred to the University of Texas in Austin, graduating with an electrical engineering degree in 1960. He worked for Magic Valley Co-Op in Mercedes, Texas, and finished his career with Black & Veatch in 1996, after working for the company for 30 years. He was involved in several projects over the years that enabled him to travel to various parts of the world, including taking the whole family to Dacca, Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) in 1966. The last project he worked on was in Alexandria, Egypt, where he and his wife lived for six and a half years. They returned to Texas in 1996 and built their “retirement” home in Horseshoe Bay.
He leaves his wife, Peggy Bennight Palmore and four children: Dean Palmore of Sonora, Texas, Andy Palmore and wife Ingrid of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Cindy Linsey and husband Brad of Shawnee, Kan., and Susie Skinner and husband Jim of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren, Katie and Audrey Linsey, Sam and Sutton Skinner, Jennifer Curtis and husband Josh, Sonny Carroll and wife Susan; and two great-grandchildren, Camden and Caitlin Curtis. He is also survived by brother Jack and wife Mae of Williams, sister Nancy Lee Reneau and husband Don of Kemp, and sister Lynda Cochran of Vidor and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Harrell Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Higginbotham Funeral Home, Rising Star, Texas. Interment will follow at Blake Cemetery, Williams Community.