Georgie Lee "George" Palmatory

October 8, 2021


Georgie Lee “George” Palmatory of Moberly, Missouri, was called home to be with the Lord on October, 8, 2021, his 85th birthday, as he was surrounded by his family. He was born on October, 8, 1936, to Vernon Clayton and Nadine (Winn) Palmatory, and raised in Higbee, Missouri.

After high school, he met and fell in love with Martha Sue Roberts and the two were married on June 14, 1958. They made their home in Moberly, Missouri, where they raised their two children, Donnie Lee and Pamela Berneice. Their loving home later grew to welcome grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His children and grandchildren were the greatest joy of his life, and he spent most of his free time sharing his favorite hobbies with them and spoiling them rotten.

George was a hard worker, dedicating 42 years to the job he enjoyed with A.B. Chance in Centralia, Missouri, as well as running paper routes for years, raising cattle, horses, chickens, and bunnies. He was also an eager servant, serving as a deacon at Carpenter Street Baptist Church where he attended for many years.

A lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching wildlife and keeping a beautiful and immaculately-maintained lawn. George also enjoyed watching sports, cheering on his favored Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. But no sports held greater appeal to him than his grandkids’ sporting events, of which he was a devoted spectator and biggest fan.

George was preceded in death by his parents, and father- and mother-in-law, W.E. “Tiny” and Cappie Berniece Roberts.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Martha Sue of the home; son, Donnie (Kathy) Palmatory of Cairo, MO; daughter, Pam (Rick) Kertz of Huntsville, MO; and sister, Verna Dean Million of Moberly, MO. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amanda Hughes and children, Logan and Kayla of Cairo, MO; Nick (Whitney) Kertz and children, Lanie, Emmalee and Elyssa of Huntsville, MO;  Whitney (Jason) Lewis and children, August and Leah of Greenwood, MO; and Jennifer (Morgan) Matthews and children, Marie and Charlie of Cairo, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Carpenter Street Baptist Church.

Words of comfort and support were shared with the family during the visitation that was held at the Cater Funeral Home. Services honoring George’s life were held in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayer and burial followed at the Oakland Cemetery.


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