Obituary: George Palmer

Mr. Palmer, of Winter Garden, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

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Our sweet and smart brother, uncle, cousin and friend, George Palmer, 53, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, at Health Central Park from complications of Down Syndrome. 

George was born Feb. 16, 1968, in Dover, New Jersey, to the late George and Mabel Palmer. He attended the Magnolia School.

George was a Gold Medal Winner in the 50-yard dash at the Special Olympics and a Champion of Bingo at Health Central Park. In addition to Bingo, George was a big fan of bowling and all the activities at Health Central Park.

George was the center of his family. He is survived by his sisters, Carol (Mark) Reaves of Winter Garden, Peggy (Doug) Howarth of Daytona and Evelyn Toye of Maine; cousins, Sharon Palmer, Carl Dean Jr., and Robin Hiltz; and his nieces and nephews, Reagan Reaves, Rylee Reaves, Ashlyn Reaves, Heather Howarth, Russell Toye, Bobby Toye and Raymond Toye.

A Memorial Celebration of George’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Newton Park, 31 W. Garden Ave., in Winter Garden. The service will be outside, so please bring a chair.




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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