C-N's Jack Palmer died unexpectedly today


It’s with great sadness that The Crescent-News announces today that well-known and award-winning writer/columnist Jack Palmer died unexpectedly Sunday morning at his home in Defiance. He was 60. Click here to view his final column which appeared in today's paper.

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  • I am from Yucatan, Mexico and I am sorry to read of the death of Jack Palmer, we had the opportunity to meet and talk with him in an interview with our friends at the First Presbyterian Church of Defiance, Ohio in July 2010 and July 2013, he was a nice man, and had a special talent to bring out the best in people ... We express our sincere condolences to his family and wish you the strength and peace of God comfort you today and always.

  • R.I.P JACK

  • Jack had a special talent in his ability to capture personalities and to take the mundane, simple things of life that we all love and turn them into an enjoyable story.  His love of history and the fact that his parents - and then Jack himself - lived through and added to Defiance's story, made him an excellent writer, able to tie together the past and present.

    It's sad that Jack left us all so early, but being a faithful believer it can only be that he is on a new assignment, capturing stories in a grander place and existence.   Godspeed Jack Palmer.


  • I am sorry to hear of the death of Jack Palmer. He came to the high school last year to eat lunch and write a column on his favorite school lunch, Hamburg Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes. He and his friends were offered the use of the teachers lounge, but chose to eat in the cafeteria with the students. He was a genuinely nice guy and a great story teller. Many of his columns introduced personalities whose legacies have shaped the city. His will do the same.

  • I loved reading Jack's column.   Very deepest sympathy to his family.

    I know he will be missed at the Crescent News.

    He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • We have appreciated Jack's columns since he did sports reporting while he was still in high school.  We think he has been especially good as Religious Editor.  We extend our sincere sympathy to his Crescent-News family as well as to his wife Chris and the family.  Jack WILL BE MISSED by many in the Defiance area.  Terry & Betty Penner