Woodrow Wilson Palmore
- Born: 16 Feb 1924, Chesterfield Co., VA
- Died: 11 Jun 2013, Winter Haven, Florida at age 89
See notes on his sister-in-law, Mary Hagen Palmore, for details of how Woody was found and subsequent conversations ...
In a telephone conversation Woodrow W. Palmore from his home in Florida on Oct. 4, 2006, Woody told me the following story about his service during WWII: I left for Boot Camp at Norfolk Naval Air Station. My first assignment was mess duty ... later I was in sick bay with a bad case of hemorrhoids. After leaving sick bay I was released to the communications office where I was asked to be an Admiral's Orderly. I went for the interview in my dress whites with my 45 (caliber) strapped on and got the job. One day an old guy ... tall ... old tattered pants, looking disheveled, needing a hair cut, came up to see the Admiral ... "Is the Admiral in?" he asked. I told him "Not today but he will be back tomorrow". The man responded "Please tell him Charlie Lindbergh was here to see him". I asked if there was anything I could do and he replied perhaps he could get a ride to the airfield to get his plane. I gladly obliged and got the Admiral's car and rode with Charlie back to plane ... We had a nice visit and exchange. He was certainly a fine, unassuming gentleman.
In another story, Woody related that he served on the Intrepid Air Craft Carrier ... the rest of that story is for another time ...
Woody indicates that the Palmore name is pronounced PAUL more.
Obituary from www.legacy.com
WOODROW WILSON "WOODY" PALMORE, 89
WINTER HAVEN - On June 11, 2013, Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Palmore, age 89, died peacefully at his home after a valiant battle with cancer.
Born February 16, 1924, in Chesterfield, VA, to Marvin A. and Mae E. Palmore.
He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Marvel, Virginia and Frances; and brothers Marvin Jr. (Sonny), and Bennett. He is survived by his loving companion Veda Lameck, his former wife Dolores "Dee" Palmore; his five children: Dick Palmore of Salisbury, NC, Denny Palmore of St. George, Utah, Bonnie Palmore Sheltrown (Roger) of Meridan, ID, Jennie Palmore Inge (Gerald) of South Hill, VA, and Deborah Palmore Stroud (Ross) of South Hill, VA. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
After graduating high school, Woody enlisted in the U.S. Navy <http://www.legacy.com/memorial-sites/navy/?personid=165313137&affiliateID=1773>. During World War II <http://www.legacy.com/memorial-sites/ww2/?personid=165313137&affiliateID=1773>, he served as a Radioman aboard the USS Intrepid. After serving his country for four years, he had a varied career with several utility companies in the west. He then returned to Richmond, VA, where he worked for the City of Richmond Power Co. After retiring from the city, he lived happily on Towles Creek leading into the Chesapeake Bay. He was an avid fisherman and golfer, and enjoyed boating. These were pursuits that he continued to enjoy after relocating to Florida.
He served many years as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He and Veda enjoyed being members of Hope Presbyterian Church.
At Woody's request, there will be no funeral service. He has requested cremation with his ashes being scattered in the Chesapeake Bay at a later date.