Nathan Daniel Palmer

November 9, 1983 - April 26, 2024

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Nathan Daniel Palmer, 40, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2024, due to complications following surgery. He was born on November 9, 1983, in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the age of 5, he emigrated to South Africa, where he spent his formative years and pursued his passion for the sport of cricket. Nathan also studied Accounting at UNISA; University of South Africa, laying the foundation for a successful career ahead.

Nathan’s love for cricket took him around the globe, where he became a well-known professional player, gracing fields in Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and beyond. In 2006, at the age of 23, he embarked on a new journey, immigrating to the United States and settling in Flagler Beach. It was there that he encountered the love of his life, Jessica. Their connection was immediate, and within a month of meeting, they were engaged. Later that year, they exchanged vows and began a beautiful journey together.

The first years of their marriage were marked by adventure and exploration as they traveled the world hand in hand. Nathan’s zest for life extended beyond the cricket field; he found joy in culinary arts, particularly mastering the art of “Braai,” a South African BBQ technique. His skill behind the grill was matched only by his passion for bringing people together through food and fellowship.

Nathan leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his devoted wife of 18 years, Jessica; their beloved son, Chase Isaac Palmer; his parents, Roderick and Valerie Palmer; his brother, Daniel, and sister-in-law Caitlin Palmer; his sister, Natalie Palmer; his grandmother, Gerri and a host of loving relatives, cousins, and dear friends.

In the hearts of those who knew him, Nathan will forever be remembered for his infectious laughter, boundless spirit, a hug like no other and unwavering love for his family and friends. Though he may no longer walk among us, his light will continue to shine brightly through the lives he touched.

 In lieu of flowers, our American family and friends are welcome to use the QR link and follow the directions below for a Zelle transfer directly to an account for Chase’s College Fund.  For our overseas and international friends and family, if you would like to make a donation please use the Go Fund Me  as we will be converting this to a college fund for Chase after the Celebration of Nathan’s life service and expenses have been settled.

The celebration of Nathan’s forty years of life will be held at Break Awayz; 819 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136 June 15th at 6:00 pm followed by a ceremony on Flagler Beach directly across from the restaurant. Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate Nathan, who is truly one of kind. Let’s make it big, let’s make it loud and let’s make it full of love just like he was.


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