William Elbert Palmer, fondly known as Palmer, age 90, peacefully departed this life on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at his home in Stevensville. He was born September 9, 1926 on Taylors Island to the late Ida Cornish and Asbury Palmer. William was educated in the Queen Annes County school system. During his lifetime, he worked various jobs including: truck driver, a construction worker, and a caregiver. His primary occupation was working as a waterman most of his life.\n \n\n Palmer was a loyal and dedicated member of Ezion United Methodist Church of Batts Neck, Stevensville where he was also a member of the Gospel Travelers Choir. His favorite hymns were “When Was Jesus Born” and “John the Revelator.” He truly loved singing and dancing with his family and friends. He, also, enjoyed socializing with his friends from Skidmore, Maryland.\n \n\n He leaves to cherish his memories two sons: Warren Hatton (Pandora) and his surrogate son/nephew Gregory Roberts; one sister Mary Ashby of Baltimore; one granddaughter Wanda Jones; one great granddaughter Jazmine Jones; 2 nieces: Sylvia and Teresa Ashby both of Baltimore; stepchildren: Kirk Porter (Doris), Pamela Williams (Shaun), Terri Colbert (James), Shawna Booze; 2 sisters-in-law: Barbara Bordley (Charles/Dick-deceased) and Shirley Wright (Monroe); special friends: George Deal, Cassandra Russ, and Kevin Hunt; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.\n \n\n In addition to his parents, Palmer was preceded in death by his loving wife Helen Palmer; 3 brothers: Lewis Anderson, Leon Anderson, and Leroy Anderson; and a devoted friend Irene Hayes Porter.