Thursday, February 2, 2012
Road dedicated in memory of ‘Bully’ Palmer
By SUE WATSON
The family and friends of the late Harold “Bully” Palmer recently gathered at Wilkins Chapel Road in Waterford to celebrate his dedication and contributions to Marshall County.
Palmer was a game warden with Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and a resident of Waterford.
Approximately 70 people attended the unveiling of the road dedication sign, including Palmer’s wife, Maxine, daughter Lisa Palmer Looney, and son Blake.
In sharing words of appreciation for Palmer’s life work, sheriff Kenny Dickerson praised his service as a law enforcement officer who made him feel welcome as he took the role of sheriff.
“He (Palmer) was there for you anytime of day,” Dickerson said. “He wanted what was good, right and just for this county and for law enforcement as a whole.”
The Palmers operated a country store, Palmer’s Store, in Waterford for 29 years. Palmer served 29 and a half years as a game warden and retired with 41 and a half years service that included his military service and law enforcement service, Maxine Palmer said.
Blake Palmer serves as a conservation officer with the Tupelo office. Looney, who is married to Byhalia Police Chief Gary Looney, has worked as a teacher 22 years, teaching at Potts Camp and Mary Reid School.
The section of road dedicated covers Wilkins Chapel Road from Waterford to Jack Thompson Road where it intersects with Wilkins Chapel Road. The Palmers live on Wilkins Chapel Road in Waterford.
The road dedication ceremony took place Friday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m.
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