Jay Edward Palmer, age 68 of Millersport, passed away February 14, 2014, at the Pickering House. He was born in Wheeling, WV, on January 24, 1946, to the late Frederick and Nellie Lloyd Palmer.
He was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and a graduate of Lancaster High School, Class of 1964. He had worked for Fairfield Insulation and Drywall Inc. in sales for many years and later worked at Ken’s Body Chassis in Baltimore. He was a jack-of-all-trades and loved working on street rods. Jay was a member of the National Carpenters Union, National Street Rod Association, the Goodguys, and loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Jay is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda; daughters, Jamie (Kyle) Ehorn of Lancaster and Justy (Todd) Boggs of Carroll; step-son, Mark Lovett of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Brooke and Brody Ehorn, Brett, Beau, Maleigh, Maddox “Tiny” and Maggy Boggs, Morgan Bunnell, Paul “Ricky” Woolsey and Elizabeth Lovett; great-grandson, Ryan Bunnell; brothers and sisters, Nancy (Butch) Goodman of Lancaster, Bob (Vicki) Palmer of Seminole, FL, and twin brother, Jim (Karen) Palmer of Carroll; aunt Betty Lucas of Lancaster; mother-in-law, Leola Creiglow of Lithopolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014, in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, with Pastor Ron Grubb officiating. Burial to follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster, OH 43130 or American Cancer Society , 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.
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