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02/26/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Sam Palmer

Roy Samuel Palmer
(01 Dec 1928 - 22 Feb 2020)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. Sam Palmer, stepfather of    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA and  Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA, and widower of Betty Savage Palmer (June '45), passed away in Newport News on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the age of 91.

From the Daily Press - 02/26/20:

                      Roy Samuel Palmer
      NEWPORT NEWS - Roy Samuel Palmer, USN (Ret.)

Thanks be to God, for Roy/Samís earthly life of 91 years.

Sam was a loving husband, and always wanted the best for his wife, Betty (deceased). They had 52 years together.

He was a tough, fair father to Sandi, Johnnie, Pam, and Mark (deceased), Papa to seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Chestnut Grove Assisted Living, Richmond, VA. for the loving care Roy received for the last 18 months.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Richmond for their loving, comforting care given to Papa Sam, the last five months.

Sam Palmer

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice Community Care in memory of Roy S. Palmer, 10128 West Broad Street, Suite J, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of His Life at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23608.

He will be laid to rest following services at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 26, 2020.
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February 26, 2020

Sorry to hear of his passing; he had a long life!

March 04, 2020



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sandi and Johnnie and Sam's entire family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper

Music by John E. Gould, 1871

Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

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