Mark Alan Palmer of Steelville, Missouri was born on Sunday, December 14, 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri to Mark Ernest Palmer and Cynthia Renee Crawford. He had been missing and was discovered on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 after succumbing to his death at the hands of another on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the age of 40 years, 3 months and 3 days.
Mark grew up in Cook Station, Missouri and attended Steelville High School before moving to Reno, Nevada where he graduated from high school in 1999.
He had accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age.
He married Chelsea Lyn Copling on November 14, 2015 in Cuba, Missouri.
Mark was a carpenter and a master at concrete, learning from Jeff Lucy and Mike Livesay. He was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local #110. He had worked for B&W Concrete Services, Kevin Britton in Cuba, Missouri and Everstrong Concrete.
Mark referred to himself as a “tinkerer” and loved to mess with cars or build something. He was good at tiling floors and walls and overall, was just magnificent with his hands. He was a great mechanic and could fix just about anything. Mark loved music and to sing. He enjoyed to be outdoors whether it was camping, floating, fishing or hunting. Mark had a kind heart that led him to help others with whatever their need was within his power, expecting nothing in return.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, “Bud” Crawford and Walter and Myrtle Palmer; uncle, Vincent (Unkie) Oberlohr; and step father, Steven T. Ball.
He is survived by his wife Chelsea Palmer of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Abigail Palmer of Cuba, Missouri; parents, Cindy Crawford (Mike Turnbough) of Davisville, Missouri and Mark E. (Bonnie) Palmer of Jefferson City, Missouri; step father, Albert (Donna) Brinkmann of Cook Station, Missouri; parents-in-law, Terry and Lisa Copling of Cuba, Missouri; grandparents, Ramona Oberlohr of Louisville, Illinois and John Oberlohr of St. Louis, Missouri; siblings, Jacob Ball (Jessie) of Cuba, Missouri, Nicholas (Wendy) Brinkmann of Cuba, Missouri, Al Brinkmann, III (fiancée Rachel Jackson) of Cook Station, Missouri, Jennifer (Randall) Railey of High Gate, Missouri and Joshua (Kimberly) Palmer of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Terriana Copling of St. James, Missouri; brother-in-law, Terry Copling Jr. of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor David Hatcher officiating. The service was live-streamed on the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO’s Facebook Page.
The family chose cremation as his final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.