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Billy Palmer

June 07, 1950 - May 06, 2018

Billy Palmer

Billy T. “Paleobum” Palmer, 67, of Huntingtown, MD passed away May 6, 2018 at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 7, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harold and Bessie Palmer. Billy joined the Navy in 1970 as a Submariner and retired after 20 years. He was a Sonarman, Senior Chief, Division LPO, Trainer and Master Chief. He earned many Navy Accommodations and stood out among his peers. Billy earned Master Chief during his 14th year which was significant since it was so early in his career and was the earliest this was achieved in Naval History.

Paleontology was Billy’s passion and primary hobby. He had a unique personality and only those who took time to get to know him could understand him. He had a story tellers personality and indeed had many stories to tell of the days he collected in the field.

Billy lived in areas highly productive in fossils both in Florida and South Carolina. Once retired from the Navy, he discovered this hobby would take him to new heights.

Billy volunteered 14 years at The Charleston Museum, Natural Sciences Department as a fiel
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Saturday, June 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
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Owings MD 20736
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Memorial Service
Saturday, June 16, 2018
2:00 PM

Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
8325 Mount Harmony Lane
Owings MD 20736
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