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Our hero, our dad, Robert E. (Gay) Palmer 64, of Belton MO, earned his angels wings on Feb. 13, 2013 after a valiant, year long battle with leukemia. He served his country in the US Navy. He was born on Feb. 22, 1948 to Edward and Roberta (Wedekind) Gay. He was a machinist by trade, but a computer nerd at heart. He successfully owned and operated an ISP and computer repair business after he retired from Amoco Oil in 1989. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved boating, fishing, hunting, and playing pool. He never knew a stranger and was loved by all that knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Roberta Gay, and 2 sisters. He has left to mourn his passing his best friend and daughter Michele Geary and her husband Robert. His daughter Kimberly Gay, four grandsons; Matthew, Christian, Dominic, and Tanner. One sister and 3 nieces, a nephew and many friends. The family wishes to thank Cathy Cawthon for her undying love and support she gave to our dad during his courageous battle. We also want to thank all the 8th floor nurses, and 5th floor IV infusion and chemo nurses at the VA Medical Center for their compassion and care they gave our dad over the last year. He loved his nurses. Dad, we will forever hold you in our hearts. We will miss your quick wit, your helping hands, and your infectious smile. We love you, and miss you. Until we meet again…. A visitation will be held 10 AM, Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133. A memorial service will follow at 11 AM.