Dewayne Demont Palmer

October 18, 1985 ~ March 21, 2023 (age 37) 37 Years Old


Dewayne Demont Palmer answered the Master’s call at 7:42 a.m. March 21, 2023, at home in Newport News, Virginia.

“Pooh Bear,” as he was affectionately known, was a graduate of Surry County School class of 2005. He was known as one of Coach Ellis’s 13 pills that went on to win the 2005 boys' basketball championship. Pooh was an employee at Spinnaker Resorts in the grounds maintenance department.

He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, was baptized in 2022, and became a member of Poplar Lawn Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Bruce E. Childs.

He encouraged everyone he encountered with laughter and showed them love. He knew no stranger. He will truly be missed by all.

Pooh leaves to cherish fond memories his daughter, Kyazhia Palmer, who is his pride and joy; girlfriend, Laquisha Faltz (Malayah, Ja’Quan, and Miyah), who faithfully stuck by his side; dog, Skye; mother, Linda Palmer; father, Michael Rawlings; sister, Shavonne Wright (Matthew); brothers, Daniel Palmer (Emily), Michael Palmer, and Rayshaun Palmer; and a host of family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Poplar Lawn Baptist Church. Live stream will be available at the beginning of the service. Interment to follow in Davis Cemetery. Mr. Palmer may be viewed from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Facial coverings are required for all services.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011

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March 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Funeral Service
March 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Poplar Lawn Baptist Church
250 Poplar Lawn Road
Surry, VA 23883

Video is available for this event

March 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Davis Cemetery
1653 Lebanon Road
Spring Grove, VA 23881


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