Palmer Eiland departed this earth on April 10, 2017. He was born Oct. 21, 1941 to B. B .and Doris Eiland, in Shreveport, La. He is survived by his sister in law Marilyn Eiland of Houston, Texas, several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his younger brother Barry, and his parents. Palmer lived a remarkable life. He left Louisiana and traveled to San Francisco during the heyday of the Haight Ashbury scene. He worked with computers and repaired and remained fascinated by them his entire life. He streamed across the United States on his BMW motorcycle coast to coast and back. He continued his journey working on computers on geophysical research vessels for years, searching for oil and traveling the world. He went from Egypt to Newfoundland, Gibralter to Greenland and ports near and far and saw more of the world in those years than many see in a lifetime. He settled the first time in Fayetteville, Ark., because of his friendship with Mac and Fredda Porter of Fred's Hickory Inn fame. When times changed for him he worked with computer firms in Little Rock and Russellville. Then he came home to Fayetteville where he remained the last 30 years. Palmer was a character. He had many friends and spared none with his sharp tongue and wit, but when you were his friend he defended you and protected you like no other. You knew you had a friend in Palmer. No services are planned. In honor of his memory please consider The Alzheimer's association. www.alz.org/donate in Palmer's name.
Published April 30, 2017