William S. Palmer, Jr., 79, Evans Mills

EVANS MILLS, NY —  William S. Palmer, Jr., 79, of South Main Street, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at home while under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Dec. 16, 1939, in Watertown, NY, a son of William S., Sr. and Harriett Slater Palmer, he was a graduate of Indian River Central School, Jefferson Community College and Potsdam State University, receiving a bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s of science in education degree.

William was an Art Teacher at South Jefferson High School, Adams, NY for many years, retiring in the late 1990s.

He married Muriel E. Hogan on Feb. 20, 1979, in Rochester, NY.

William was a founding member of the Northern New York Art Show. He was also active in CSEA and the 200 Club in Evans Mills, NY, (recreational fundraising).

His passions were for sports, art, photography and educating students.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Edwin and Kathy Palmer and William III and Ariane Palmer, all of Canton, NY; two stepdaughters and a stepson-in-law, Sherry and Forrest Matteson, Evans Mills, NY and Wanda Stevenson, Massena, NY; two stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Rick and Mary Soluri, Omar, NY, Richard and Jackie Soluri, Theresa, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Mary Palmer, Evans Mills, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Diantha and Joseph Kinney, FL; Jill Johnson, Watertown, NY; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, his wife Muriel, a brother, Robert Palmer, Ron Johnson and Richard Gaines, all died previously.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Shared Ministries, 8520 LeRay St., Evans Mills, NY, with Mother Anne Wichelns, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will immediately follow in Evans Mills Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Evans Mills Fire Department after burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY  13601.

Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.