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12-25-21, Hollis Wayne Palmer, 74

Hollis Wayne Palmer, 74, of Ojai, CA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 25, 2021, in his home sur-rounded by his family.

Hollis “Wayne” was born at Long Beach Naval Hospital in Long Beach, CA, to Hollis Ray Palmer and Francis Sue Palmer, on August 1, 1947. He went to high school at Santa Fe High School in Norwalk, CA and graduated in 1965.

He met his sweetheart, Susan “Suzy” Herman, in 1965 and they were married October 4, 1968. They just celebrated 53 amazing years of marriage in October.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1967 until he retired in 1987, as a Chief Petty Officer. During those years, he was stationed in Boardman, OR,

Long Beach, CA, Barbers Point NAS, HI, Point Mugu, CA, San Diego, CA and back to Point Mugu, CA.

He was an Air Traffic Controller for Air Force 1.

He then worked in civil service at Point Mugu Naval Base, where he was an RCO, (Range Control Officer), until he retired in 2009.

He was a loyal member of the American Legion in Ojai, Post Number 482.

He was also Vice President of the Ventura County Corvette Club for the last 5 years. He enjoyed NASCAR, motorcycles, Corvettes, shooting guns, gardening, camping with the family, fishing and hanging out with his grandsons.

He was an avid sports car racer in which he held 4 track records that still stand today. Hollis “Wayne” is survived by his wife, Susan “Suzy” Diane Palmer of Ojai, CA.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Suzy Palmer, are his oldest son William “Bill” Palmer and his wife, Marianne Palmer; his youngest son, Jeffery Palmer and his wife Tanya Palmer;

grandchildren, Matthew Palmer and his wife Rose, Harley Palmer, Nicole Palmer, Nolan Palmer and Brianne Palmer. He is also survived by his loyal dog La Koda “Koda” whom he loved and adored.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, at Redemption Church, 190 E. El Roblar Dr., Ojai,

with a reception to follow at The American Legion of Ojai Post Number 482, 843 E Ojai Ave., Ojai.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Wayne’s life.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 757 E. Main Street, Ven-tura.

Those who wish to send flowers can do so by sending them to Redemption Church of Ojai.

The family would like to thank Mission Hospice and their staff for all of their outstanding help and care they gave Wayne.

Obit Palmer photo

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