Raymond Harold Cameron

September 23, 1922 ‒ March 25, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Raymond Harold Cameron of Mount Vernon, and formerly of Columbus, passed away on March 25, 2014 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. He entered into his eternal rest and reward because of his trust in Jesus.

He was born on September 23, 1922 on the family farm in Wilkesville, Ohio to the late Samuel and Mabel Cameron. He was preceded in death by three siblings: James, Frank and Ruth Cameron Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, of 71 years, Estelletta Smith Cameron; two sons, Ronald (Virginia) of Mount Vernon, Robert (Hannah) of Decatur, Alabama. Also sharing his legacy are five grandchildren, Kirk (Amanda) Cameron of Marion, Matthew (Brooke) Cameron of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Cara (Craig) Chappell of Tuscarawas, Zachary Cameron of Decatur, Alabama and Scott (Amber) Cameron of Marion.

Also sharing this legacy are eight great grandchildren; Brady, Macie, Bethany, Georgia, Caroline, Meredith, Andrew and Benjamin Cameron.

From the time Ray placed his faith in Jesus, he was a member of the Church of the Nazarene; first, at Columbus Linden, then New Albany, and finally Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon. He served for many decades as church treasurer, board member, and Sunday school teacher.

He worked as a very skilled finish carpenter and cabinet maker. He served during World War II in Europe with Patton’s Third Army in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Germany.

He was a good and kind man, a faithful steward, loved family member and steadfast friend to many.

Friends may call on Friday from 9:30-11:30 am at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene. A service will follow beginning at 11:30 am with Rev. Scott Sharps officiating. The graveside service, with military honors provided by the Reynoldsburg VFW, will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Columbus on Friday beginning at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Raymond’s name may be made to: Gideon’s International (or) Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

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