Gary Arthur Palmer

Birth Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 1940
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WOOSTER – Gary Arthur Palmer, 78, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

He was born January 4, 1940 in Wooster, the son of Guy E. and Ruth Cherry Palmer.  He married Bonnie Withrow on June 21, 1959.  She preceded him in Death on December 7, 2012.

He had worked for the City of Wooster as the operator of the sewer dept. and had been a Firefighter with the Wooster Fire Department.  Gary attended the Wooster Church of the Nazarene.  He loved to take his kids and grandkids camping and fishing.  He had also been involved with the Boy Scouts.

He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his children, Jennifer (Eric) Steinman of Wooster and Steven Palmer of Leesburg, Georgia; grandchildren, Ericia, Cameron, Ryan, Ben, McKaylee, Gabby, Elise, Oliver and Miranda; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Brenden, Gracelynn and Finnigan.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Seth.

Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the 12:00 noon on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Joel Yates officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Friday, January 26, 2018 from 10-12:00 Noon at the funeral home


Friday, January 26, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home


It is with a sad heart we say goodbye to our Beloved Uncle Gary. A class act in every way you will be truly missed.
We will always smile when ever we think of you and remember all the fun times. Fly high God's N
ew Angel.

Jen & Steve and children, sad to see that your Dad has passed. He is back with your Mom now and at peace. He was quite a guy and a friend since our early school years. Be comforted knowing he is now able to enjoy life without pain. GOD is good and loves you all .

I am so saddened by his passing! He was such a nice person! We always enjoyed talking with him at the pharmacy. He will truly be missed. Not many sweet souls like him are around in these times. Prayers and hugs for all of his family and friends. RIP Gary. You were always a pleasure.

We are sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Gary and Bonnie kept pictures of family and friends on their refrigerator, we still have a picture of them on our refrigerator from 2011. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I’m so very sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. He was a very special person to me, as was Boonie. He will be missed by all those who knew him. He loved his family so much & spoke of you all the time. He will be missed.

Gary and I worked together (part time) in the '70s installing TV towers and antennas. Gary was a good friend and a great person. I haven't seen Gary since Bonnie passed. Our prayers are with Gary and his family.

I send my absolute best to each and every one of you. I fell in love with everyone in your family that I've come to meet. Be well all!

Steven, Jennifer & families, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Him and Bonnie were such dear sweet people. They were part of our church family and I know they both will be missed always. May God wrap his loving arms around everyone and give them the comfort and peace at this most difficult time.

Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. Revelation 21,3.4

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