‘I lost their joy and laughter forever’, North Carolina man loses longtime love, two children in car crash

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A man who lost his long-time love and two children in a fatal crash has said: “The only thing that keeps me together is the support of my family, friends, colleagues and community.” Dennis Palmer makes statement after his family’s death Friday night in a head-on crash on Highway 109 in Davidson County near Seed Road. “Brittany and the boys were my whole world. Today, I am a broken man knowing that I have lost their joy and laughter forever,” he said. One of the children, Lincoln, was in first grade at Silver Valley Elementary School, and the other, Aiden, was a seventh grader from South Davidson. Palmer said his first-grader had the biggest heart and always shone brightly around his friends. “Lincoln was my little man who was larger than life at seven years old. He never met a stranger and was often seen high-fiving anyone and everyone he passed. I will miss him teasing me and comparing me to all my favorites from Godzilla, Superman and most recently Gordon Ramsey. Most of all, he enjoyed learning and developing his skills in early grades, martial arts, baseball, football, and basketball. He wanted everything. Lincoln had the biggest heart and shone brightly when his special friends were around. My favorite time was when he curled up in my lap and we laughed together.” He also spoke of his son Aiden, who was a “beautiful soul”, remembering him. “Aiden has taught me so much in his twelve years. He was a beautiful soul and a quiet leader. He had a quick wit and masterfully used comedy to defuse a situation or start a fire. He enjoyed the camaraderie and camaraderie of the sports teams he joined, including baseball, football and basketball. He learned skills and did everything to grow. He knew he was part of something bigger than himself. His Taekwondo journey helped shape him as he gained confidence and inspiration to teach. The world became a better place with him.” He also opened up about his longtime love, Brittany, and how their lives have always revolved around their sons. “Brittany was definitely my better half and made me the person I am. Our lives revolved around our sons. Everything we did because she did it. She took great pride in giving Aiden and Lincoln a life full of opportunity, learning and adventure. She never missed their events and loved being a part of the community. The circle of her friendship grew with every step. Friends describe her as a gypsy soul. Throughout her 38 years, she has been on a quest to share her passion for art, cosmetology, graphic design and more. She lived life on her own terms and had a special enthusiasm for life.” He said his world would never be the same. “My world will never be the same without Brittany, Aiden and Lincoln. And I know the same is true for our families and friends. From our parents Dawn, Tommy, Mike and Eva to our siblings Wes and Ashley, Ashlyn and Thomas and Tammy, you loved our family so much, inspired, protected, carried and gave us space. You have made our family bond so strong.’ He also thanked the community for their many prayers and support. “I am overwhelmed beyond belief by your prayers, cards, kindness and most generous offers of support. Without them, the grief would be unbearable. My family and I love the community and feel your arms around us.” Palmer said he will now turn his attention to advocating for the critical need for safety on our roads.

A man who lost his long-time love and two children in a fatal crash has said: “The only thing keeping me together right now is the support of my family, friends, colleagues and community.”

Dennis Palmer issued a statement after his family was killed Friday night in a head-on crash on Highway 109 in Davidson County near Seed Road.

“Brittany and the boys were my whole world. Today, I am a broken man knowing that I have lost their joy and laughter forever,” he said.

One of the children, Lincoln, was in first grade at Silver Valley Elementary School, and the other, Aiden, was a seventh grader from South Davidson.

Palmer said his first-grader had the biggest heart and always shone brightly around his friends.

“Lincoln was my little man who was larger than life at seven years old. He never met a stranger and was often seen high-fiving anyone and everyone he passed. I will miss him teasing me and comparing me to all my favorites from Godzilla, Superman and most recently Gordon Ramsey. Most of all, he enjoyed learning and developing his skills in early grades, martial arts, baseball, football, and basketball. He wanted everything. Lincoln had the biggest heart and shone brightly when his special friends were around. My favorite time was when he curled up in my lap and we laughed together.”

He also spoke of his son Aiden, who was a “beautiful soul”, remembering him.

“Aiden has taught me so much in his twelve years. He was a beautiful soul and a quiet leader. He had a quick wit and masterfully used comedy to defuse a situation or start a fire. He enjoyed the camaraderie and camaraderie of the sports teams he joined, including baseball, football and basketball. He learned skills and did everything to grow. He knew he was part of something bigger than himself. His Taekwondo journey helped shape him as he gained confidence and inspiration to teach. The world became a better place with him.”

He also opened up about his longtime love, Brittany, and how their lives have always revolved around their sons.

“Brittany was definitely my better half and made me the person I am. Our lives revolved around our sons. Everything we did because she did it. She took great pride in giving Aiden and Lincoln a life full of opportunity, learning and adventure. She never missed their events and loved being a part of the community. The circle of her friendship grew with every step. Friends describe her as a gypsy soul. Throughout her 38 years, she has been on a quest to share her passion for art, cosmetology, graphic design and more. She lived life on her own terms and had a special enthusiasm for life.”

He said his world would never be the same.

“My world will never be the same without Brittany, Aiden and Lincoln. And I know the same is true for our families and friends. From our parents Dawn, Tommy, Mike and Eva to our siblings Wes and Ashley, Ashlyn and Thomas and Tammy, you loved our family so much, inspired, protected, carried and gave us space. You have made our family bond so strong.’

He also thanked the community for their many prayers and support.

“I am overwhelmed beyond belief by your prayers, cards, kindness and most generous offers of support. Without them, the grief would be unbearable. My family and I love the community and feel your arms around us.”

Palmer said he will now turn his attention to advocating for the critical need for safety on our roads.

‘I lost their joy and laughter forever’, North Carolina man loses longtime love, two children in car crash

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