Raymond Emil Carlson III

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Raymond Emil Carlson III, 62, of Farmville, VA passed away on June 27, 2019.

Raymond Emil Carlson III

He was born in Union City, PA on January 5, 1957 to Raymond E. Carlson Jr and the late Betsy Lenox Carlson. A graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, PA, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Mansfield University.

He enjoyed a 35 year teaching career at Prince Edward County Middle School in Farmville, VA. After retirement, Ray worked in the library of Hampden Sydney College.

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Since childhood, Ray had a passion for model trains and built several layouts. He often enjoyed restoring classic cars and trucks.

He was an enthusiastic member of the Heart of Virginia Auto Club and the High Bridge Railroad Club. He was an active member of St John’s Lutheran Church and the Ridgeview Cottage Community in PA.

He will be remembered as a great son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor who was always willing to lend a hand.

He is survived by his father, his wife Patricia Haggerty Carlson, son Shawn Carlson (Jillian) of Richmond, VA, granddaughter Tatum Rae Carlson, brother Kip Carlson (Jen) of Troy, PA, sister Sue Carlson of Portville, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church. Family received friends Monday, July 1 at Puckett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church.

Puckett Funeral Home served the family. www. puckettfh.com.