Theodis “Papa” Palmer, Sr., 82, of Hope, died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Palmer was born March 24, 1931, in Patmos, was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the Missouri Pacific – Union Pacific Railroad Line. He is survived by four daughters, Patricia Martin, Sarah Thomas (Ray), Nancy Bradford (Samuel) all of Hope and Linda Staggers (Freddy) of Waldorf, Md.; two sons, Johnny Palmer (Sylvia) of Fairfield, Calif., and Theodis Palmer, Jr. (Angela) of Hope; 15 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, August 26, at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until noon Monday, August 26, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Hope. Burial will be at Giles Cemetery in Hope. Arrangements are entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., in Hope.