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Ryan Palmer's Father Dies in Wreck

Pro golfer, Ryan Palmer's father dies in accident

Butch Palmer (Photo: Ryan Palmer Foundation) Butch Palmer (Photo: Ryan Palmer Foundation)

AMARILLO, TX - NewsChannel 10 has confirmed the man killed in Tuesday night's rollover off Loop 335 and State Highway 136 is the father of pro golfer, Ryan Palmer.

71 year old Charles Franklin Palmer, also known as 'Butch' to his friends, was traveling just two miles North of Amarillo when troopers say he drove off the road. As Palmer tried to regain control of his SUV it rolled several times.

Palmer was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers responded to the call around 10 p.m. Tuesday and are continuing to investigate the exact cause of the crash.


Services for Mr. Palmer are Friday, August 21st, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church on 1208 S. Tyler.

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