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Raymond Emil Carlson

January 5, 1957 — June 27, 2019

Raymond Emil Carlson III, 62, of Farmville, VA passed away on June 27,
2019. 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.
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 will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00AM in
St John’s Lutheran Church. Family will receive friends Monday, July 1,
2019 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.

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