Lee Radford Palmer - July 6, 2009

 NEW BALTIMORE Lee Radford Palmer, 71, took the checkered flag and with his helmet in hand headed home on Monday, July 6, 2009.  Lee made his living with a steering wheel in his hand and was a retired Teamster.  Lee was a stock car driver and raced at many local tracks.  He was a member of several area Stock Car Hall of Fames.

     Survivors include his children, Michael (Virginia) Palmer, Brian (Jennifer) Palmer and Susanne Welch;  brother, Charles (Sharon) Palmer;  and 2 grandchildren.  Lee was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Marge Palmer, sons, Kevin and Steven Palmer and his former wife Maureen Patterson.

     Funeral services will be held 10 AM Thursday, July 9th at the New Baltimore Reformed Church.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM.  Contribution in memory of Lee may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.