George W. Palmer

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George W. Palmer
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Date of Birth: 
November 2 1934
Date of Death: 
July 13 2014

Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Jazz Band member, George W. Palmer, Jr., of Orlando, passed away on July 13, 2014.

George was a beloved Husband, Father, Brother, and friend to the hundreds of musicians he worked and played with throughout his life. He was born on November 2, 1934, in Glens Falls, NY, to George and Doris Palmer of Lake Luzerne, NY.

George made music all his life; working stage and vaudeville shows as a youth, and he served 20 years in the United States Navy as a Trombonist. After retiring from the Navy, where he met and married his wife while stationed on a ship in Formosa (Taiwan), he moved his family to Winter Park, FL in 1971, and played in bands at Disney World, Rosie O' Grady's, and Circus World. Dixieland Jazz was George's musical love, and every note he played came from his heart.

George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ling, his brothers and their families - Ron in St. Augustine and Bob at the Villages; his children and their families - Linda, Bob, Ed and Will, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on July 19, 2014, at Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando,

NOTE: I do not know where he spent most of his life but this site will not let me save the tribute without putting in a state so I inserted FLORIDA.

Remembering George Palmer by Kim Marie Fischer Peters.
Our family remembers George Palmer as the trombonist extraordinaire in Rosie O'Gradys Good Time Jazz Band at Church Street Station and at the Reunions held at Holly and Dolly's in Casselberry. Below are a couple of photos from the 2004 reunion with George and Don Lord - who like George was a great musician and all round great guy. For more photos and memories search for "Good Time Jazz Band".

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Place of Birth: 
Glenn Falls, New York, United States
Place of Death: 
Orlando, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Florida, United States

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