Mr. Charles Glenn Palmer, 65, passed away at his childhood home in the Francisco community on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, after a brief battle of cancer. He was born on December 20, 1956 the son of the late Glenn and Louise Palmer. Charles was raised in the Francisco community, where he grew up in the tobacco fields, camped with the Boy Scouts and faithfully attended Francisco Presbyterian Church. He was very gifted, a self-taught piano player who entertained us well for many years. After graduation from North Stokes High School, he began a career with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department, before joining the United States Marine Corps, where he served with distinction. Charles was the recipient of many commendations for meritorious service. After becoming medically retired from the Marine Corps, he joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having seen combat in Beirut, Lebanon. After his retirement, he returned to his studies and earned his degree in Accounting from Western Carolina University. Charles began his second career with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, where he served until his recent retirement. He is survived by his wife, Sunanta Konkaew Palmer; his son, Phil Palmer and wife Tonya of Francisco; his sister, Leann Miller and husband Bobby of Walnut Cove; and many cousins and friends. Charles is also survived by many friends in Law Enforcement and in the Marine Corps. Funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Francisco Presbyterian Church with Rev. Will Eads and Rev. Terry Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 prior to the service at Francisco Presbyterian Church.