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Aug.13, 1943 — July 7, 2021 (age 77)

NILES — John Frederick Palmer, 77, passed away peacefully early Wednesday (July 7) at Trumbull Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

John was born Aug. 13, 1943 in Calcutta, a son of John Wilford and Myrtle Marie (Seevers) Palmer.

He graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1961 and attended Youngstown State University and Baptist Bible College in Johnson City, N.Y.

John was an artist cutter for Packard Electric/Delphi for 33 years before retiring in 2005.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Niles where he served as a deacon for 25 years, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir.

He also served as a youth leader for 10 years at the First Baptist Church in Niles.

John enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting in his early life and gardening in his later years, spending time with his family, working in his garage, sharing the word and serving others.

John was a true example of how to unconditionally love God and unconditionally love others.

John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He leaves his wife, the former Ruth Ann Gibbs, whom he married June 13, 1964; his son, David John (Jennifer) Palmer of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; his daughter, Kimberly Werden of Niles; grandchildren Taylor (David) Venezuela, Sierra Levi, Sarah Levi, Jahanna Levi and John Levi; sisters Audra Worley, Alice Lang, Harriet Chandler, Edith Clark and Marilyn Rodenhausen; and a brother, James Palmer.

John left behind a legacy of faith and will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Paynter.

Friends may call Tuesday (July 13) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 1401 Shaw Road, Niles. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m.

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