Palmer, Peyton Andrew

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Peyton Andrew Palmer, age 85 of Draper passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born July 26, 1934 in Wythe County, he was the son of the late Ernest Palmer and Gertrude Ward Palmer. Three brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

Peyton was a driver for the Metro Area Transit Authority, serving D.C., Maryland and Virginia for over 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his

Wife Hope Smith Palmer – Draper

Daughter Connie Porretta – LA

Grandchildren Robert and Dominic Porretta

Many nieces and nephews

Private family funeral services will be held at the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church (Draper) with Pastor Bob Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations sent to the Draper Valley Presbyterian Church Building Fund would be appreciated.

Please visit to sign the online guest book. Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.