Local Legend Wayman Palmer to Be Celebrated
By Robert Smith,
African American Legacy Project
Wayman D. Palmer
deserves every honor, every accolade this community can
muster. On Friday, May 17, 2017, Palmer will join a
list of individuals who unselfishly distinguished themselves
as servant leaders.
Those familiar with
Wayman Palmer truly understand it when we say Palmer
touched, influenced, directed and yes saved lives.
His hands were on our souls. Undoubtedly his higher calling
benefited those whose lives he touched.
Palmer for 16 years served as an educator, first
teaching general science and mathematics in Columbia,
South Carolina and later in the Toledo Public School system,
from 1952 to 1966.
If you’re of a certain
age, you famously remember Palmer’s One-in-a-Million ice
cream stand at Division and John R Streets. Palmer and his
dad, Cecil H. Palmer, were early entrepreneurs [Jerry’s
Carryout on Nebraska Ave, named after Palmer’s star-athlete
brother, Jerry] both faithfully serving the community.