Palace was a lead supervisor for the United States National Park Service, a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the McCreary County Chamber of Commerce.
Born in Oneida, Tennessee on August 14, 1946, he was the son of Samuel Epps and Mittie (Wilson) Anderson. He is preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law Ronald Duncan. His son, Samuel Lee Anderson is also deceased.
Surviving family include his mother, Mittie Anderson of Oneida, a daughter, Penny Phillips (and Tim) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, his girlfriend of 21 years; Donna Atwood, two sisters; Temple Duncan of Strunk, Kentucky, and Shirley Thompson (and Roy) of Georgetown, Kentucky, six grandchildren; Chasery Sexton, Ryan Palace Anderson, Seth Hertis Phillips, Andrew Chase Phillips, and Jacob Nash Phillips. His great grandchildren are Cheserae and Jacelynn Sexton.
He is also survived by Donna’s children; Amy Perry and Dawn Hammock and grandchildren; Xavier Perry, Kaley Perry, Drew Bell, Terria Bell and Garek Hammock.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Burke and Rev. Don Hughett officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and a Masonic service will be held at 7:30p.m. Saturday evening. Burial will be at the Anderson Cemetery in Strunk, Kentucky at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2014.