W. Boyd Palmer

Born: Mon., Feb. 20, 1939
Died: Tue., Jun. 1, 2021


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 04, 2021
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 05, 2021
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 05, 2021

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Eldred- W. Boyd Palmer of Route 446 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday (June 01, 2021) surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. Born on February 20, 1939 he was the son of George F. and Margaret Wagner Palmer. On October 22, 1960 at the McCrea Brook Wesleyan Church he married Janice Goodman who survives. He was a 1957 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and he served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963. Boyd had been employed by First National Bank of Eldred, which then transitioned to the Hamlin Bank and Trust Co. for 44 years, and retired in 2001 as a head teller. Mr. Palmer was a longtime member of the McCrea Brook Wesleyan Church where he also served as a trustee, Sunday School treasurer, and song leader. He also spent 25 years as a member on the OttoEldred School Board. He also was an avid hunter, and loved riding ATV’s, tinkering in the garage and singing and playing the guitar. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Dan (Dawn) Palmer of Olean, NY., and Wes (Kim) Palmer of Erie; Two daughters Melanie Palmer of New Mexico, and Rhonda (Frank) Smith of Wellsville, NY.; Three sisters Norma (Eugene) Allegretto of Bradford, Jean Harris of Wellsboro, and Becky O’Brien of Eldred.; 13 grand-children; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son David Palmer in 1982; one grandson Andrew Boyd in 2005 and one great grandson Tucker Dodd, as well as four brothers, Frederick, John, George and Glenn Palmer. Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home on Friday (June 04, 2021) from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday (June 05, 2021) from 10am until the time of the funeral service which will be held at 12:00 noon with Rev. Roy DeVries officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mental Health Association of Cattaraugus County or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

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The Farrell Family
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karl Shuey
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
I am very sorry to hear about Boyd’s death. He was a loyal school board member who always supported the students and wanted what was best for them. He was a wonderful person and I enjoyed my conversations with him. The community has lost a fine man. Heartfelt condolences to Janice and the rest of the family.

Lynne Davies
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for the whole family!
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Ed &Brenda Morgan
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
Sorry for your loss God Bless

Betty Finnessy and family
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Boyd’s passing. He touched the lives of all those who knew him. He was such a kind and gentle soul. May you find comfort in your reflections of treasured memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Tim and Lori Good
   Posted Mon June 07, 2021
Rhonda and family we are sorry to hear about Mr. Palmer's passing. We enjoyed talking with him at sporting events over the years. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!