Kenneth R. Palmer

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Kenneth Rashawn Palmer born September 6, 1989 in Columbus, Ohio. Kenneth went home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2021. “God’s Gift” was entrusted to Charles and Barbara Palmer to parent Kenneth, also he was nurtured by late grandparents, Betty and George Watkins. Kenneth graduated from Marion Franklin high school in 2008 and went on to attend the University of Toledo and Central State University where he majored in Criminal Justice. Kenneth was employed by Bob Caldwell where he was a top salesman who helped many people finance vehicles. Regrettably, he was on the verge of building a business where he would own a fleet of dump trucks.

Kenneth was known throughout the city as one of Marion Franklin’s top-tier football players at his position as a defensive lineman wearing his favorite number 6. He was also a three-time wrestling City Champ for the Red Devils. Kenneth enjoyed and participated in many hobbies. He was a proud member of The Untouchables MC, known as Iceberg Slim reviving the moniker of his late father, Charles E. Palmer Sr.

Kenneth gained an appreciation for blues music from his aunt, Candy Tuff who demanded that he play blues whenever she was around. His love of music grew and resulted in Kenneth’s unique ability to play several instruments, including drums, bass, and the keyboard. Additionally, Kenneth was a highly-sought after DJ, an avid roller-skater, and a mechanic – he was our Mr. Fix It. Although Kenneth had many accomplishments, his greatest achievement was father to his children, Khalil and Khylen. Above all else, Kenneth deeply loved his boys, and he was devoted to them. Of the things his family will remember most it is his beautiful smile, genuine heart, and kind spirit that will be missed.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Barbara Palmer, grandparents, George and Betty Watkins; brother, Charles Palmer, Jr.; and nephew, Jeremy Palmer.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory children, Khalil and Khylen Palmer, Columbus, Ohio, siblings, Felecia Palmer, Leslie Palmer, and Lakeisha (Lawrence) Palmer-Yawn, all of Columbus, Ohio; aunt, Candy (Joe) Palmer Tuff, Columbus, Ohio; dear friends, Shanika Joyner and Dominick McCormick, Sr., of Columbus, Ohio, and a host of special relatives and special friends.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, January 15, 2021 at Jehovah Shammah Healing and Deliverance Pentecostal Ministries, 598 S. Harris Ave 43204.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I met Kenny thru a job in Columbus. Didn’t get to know him well but he was an awesome Co worker. Enjoyed his company and sense of humor. So sad to hear he lost his life. Peace to his family and loved ones.

  2. You will b missed KP. Love you. My condolences and prayers to u guys. Love yall♥️

  3. To my family i Love you all
    I will miss cousin kenny
    Rest up KP Love you always
    Fam. my Condolences to his sons
    And mother of his sons

  4. My heart goes out to Shaneka and your sons. I went to Brentnell Elementary School with both Shaneka and Kenny. They were each other’s soulmate and you two were so beautiful together. I’m sadden by this. I could not imagine what you all are going through. I will continue to pray for the entire family as you continue life. Kenny will be truly missed and his smile had left a stamp in all of our hearts. God Bless.

  5. Derek S. (SHELL)

    My man KP. I si miss you and your smile brother and generosity man. My condolences to your whole family and I will si take that ride we were supposed to take in your memory my brother. To we see each other again one day rest up and watch over your family.

  6. We can begin to imagine what you are feeling,
    but please let share our heartfelt condolences.
    God comforts us through his word the Bible
    and the gift of prayer.

  7. Rest in peace King❤️All love. Sending prayers of peace and understanding to his family, children, and Shanika…..

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