Robert was an accomplished guitarist, record producer, Grammy-nominated songwriter, mentor, consultant, touring musical director, and film composer. He felt blessed in his extensive music career to have had over forty years of contributions, covering various music industry areas. Robert has entertained multitudes all over the world with the mastery of his guitar. Over his career, he had the privilege of working with Prince, Chaka Khan, The Pussycat Dolls, Avant, Billy Preston, The Gap Band, Miles Davis, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Womack, Will Downing, and Little Richard, to name a few.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth. Also his brothers Johnny Johnson and Kenneth Palmer.
Survivors include his children; China Palmer, Bianca Palmer, Ramiesha Palmer, Robert Jr Palmer, Kary Youman, and Ryan Palmer. Surviving brothers and sisters: William Johnson, Mary Hatcher, Betty Robinson, Jeanne Hameditoloui, Gloria Walker, Shirley Cole, and Ralph Palmer.
Also, surviving are his grandchildren; Emeri Page, Emilia Page, Sameje Palmer, Nikeya Simmons,Jai Simmons, Jemai Simmons and Jordan Riley Rodriguez.
Among his passions, he believed in making a positive impact in the world by giving back to underserved communities and spreading kindness.
"We've all been blessed with the ability to dream. But it takes more than just dreaming. It's being able to learn to cast doubt to the wind, embrace your truth, and know that destiny lies within reach. Making way for it becoming a God-given reality in our lifetime. Don't die with your dreams still in your head." - RDP