From The Crescent-News
Jack Harold Palmer, 60, of Defiance, passed away on December 22, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on January 28, 1953, to Harold and Anne (Chaffin) Palmer in Defiance, Ohio. On August 8, 1981, he married Chris Guilliam. Jack and Chris lived in Defiance, Ohio.
He was a 1971 graduate of Defiance High School, a 1974 graduate of the Ohio State University and a 1977 graduate of the University of Toledo, where he obtained his law degree. He practiced law in Defiance for 18 years.
He was employed at The Crescent-News from 1970-77, while in high school and college and from August 1996 until his passing on Dec. 22, 2013. He was an award-winning newspaper columnist and had been honored by many of the organizations that he covered during his newspaper career.