He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Lutesville, Mo., son of Charles A. and Mary Lou Burr Parmer.
He is survived by a son, Doyle Parmer and wife Julie of Dutchtown; a daughter, Violet Marie Lashmet and husband Jim of Scott City; a brother, LeRoy Parmer of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Pauline Shands of East Prairie, Mo.; and seven grandchildren including Christna Parmer of Dutchtown, Mindy Lemons of Cape Girardeau, and Richard Lashmet of Scott City; seven great-grandchildren including Grace and Cole Lemons of Cape Girardeau and Breanna Williams of Dutchtown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles A. Parmer of South Dakota; a sister and brother.
He retired in 1982 from ABF. He was a 37-year veteran of trucking and a retiree of Teamsters Local 574. After retiring he enjoyed bowling and watching Cardinal baseball games. Many will remember him watching his granddaughter's softball games and taking the team out for ice cream. Some will also remember how much grandpa enjoyed mowing, gardening and fishing.
His knowledge of trees and their leaves was remarkable. He was a grandpa to many and will be missed dearly.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 106 Farrar Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701.