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11/05/1963 - 01/18/2023



Master Sergeant Tracy Palmer, USAF (Retired) 59, of Lake City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Richard and Betty Palmer and grew up in Garfield Heights, OH. As long as he could remember he wanted to serve in the military. In 1982 he enlisted in the Ohio National Guard and in 1985 enlisted in the Air Force. He served as a Security Policeman at duty stations around the world. He later cross-trained to the Logistics Plans career field where he excelled and was selected as the Logistics Plans Outstanding NCO of the Year for both the 45th Space Wing and 86th Airlift Wing. Upon his retirement in 2004, he moved to Lake City to pursue his two favorite hobbies – model building and sport shooting. As a model builder, he enjoyed travelling around the US attending model shows and won numerous awards at both local and national competitions. He shared his love of shooting sports with the youth in Columbia County by coaching rifle teams for the 4-H and Columbia High School JROTC programs. Tracy is survived by his wife, Susan Palmer; daughter Natasha Palmer of Middleburg, FL; sister Pam (Tim) Warren of Fayetteville, NC; brother Kevin Selesnick of Spring Hill FL; several nieces and his beloved cat Bubba. He will be greatly missed and will be in our hearts forever. Interment with military honors will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, February 10th at 10:30 AM.

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