Details for Philip E. Palmer
Philip "Phil" Palmer, 105 passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Phil was born in Salem, NH and spent his childhood in Hampstead, NH. He moved to Summerfield, Florida from York, Maine in 2012.
He was a veteran and very proud to serve his country. He served as a Tech Sargeant in the Signal Service Battalion attached to the 5th Army. He served his time in Jamaica, BWI where he met and married, Winnie (Sale) Palmer who passed away in 2007. They were married for 63 years.
He worked for NE Telephone Company for 30 years as a lineman and PBX technician. He was the guy they called, in the middle of the night, during a blinding snowstorm, to climb an icy pole to restore service. He and Winnie also operated a summer camp for children in Londonderry, NH for 30 years, so his day started with feeding and watering 20+ horses and ended with repairs to fences and go-carts.
Phil was a loving, kind, funny, and generous man and he thought the world of his family. He had numerous skills and hobbies, including gardening, archery, boxing, woodworking, training horses, and reading poetry. He started playing golf when he was 80 and enjoyed every minute of it. He was always there for his family and he will be fondly remembered for his incredible love, courage, and enduring optimism.
He is survived by his three children Daniel Palmer of Summerfield, FL, Deb Belliveau of The Villages, FL and Dawn Osmond and her husband Darryl of Belleview, FL. He also leaves behind a sister, Irma Chase of Pittsfield, NH.
There will be a church service for immediate family only, after which he will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.