For that crime, he paid the price. For on May 10th of 1935, along with Raymond Hamilton, Joe Palmer was executed in the State's electric chair. Joe Palmer was so well liked by his fellow inmates, that they pitched in funds to have him buried in San Antonio, Texas as opposed to the prison's drab cemetery. More than six decades have passed since Joe Palmer was buried and his grave has been without a headstone for all these years. That is... until recently! Patrick McConal author of "Over the Wall-The Men Behind the 1934 Death House Escape" published by Eakin Press had decided to do something about it after his talks with Palmer's niece Martha Palmer of Lubbock, Texas. Martha Palmer had finally realized her longtime dream, through the help of friends who saw fit, regardless of the life that Joe Palmer led, to see him have a marker on his eternal resting spot.