Calling Hours:
Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00-11:00am
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
805 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:00am
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
805 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA
Rev. Todd Jaussen, Pastor, officiating

Inurnment will be in Rock Ridge Cemetery

Raymond A. Nelson, age 81, of St. Glory Rd., Hempfield Twp., Greenville, passed away Monday evening September 5, 2022 in Sharon Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Greenville on June 5, 1941 to Samuel I. and Opal (Reimold) Nelson. Ray was a graduate of Jamestown High School and started to work on the Erie Railroad in September 1958. Through mergers he was employed by Erie Lackawanna, Conrail and finished on Norfolk Southern with 42 years of employment. On July 7, 1961 he married the former Carol Consla. She passed away on September 4, 2017. Ray was a member and founding Elder of Crossroads Christian Fellowship, where he also served as a Sunday School Teacher and sang in the choir. Since 2004 he and his wife spent winters in Florida and summers in Greenville and were active members of Tice United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers, where he also sang in the choir and helped with the church’s Thrift Store.

Ray trusted in Jesus Christ as his personal savior for all his life and served him accordingly. He loved spending time with his family, being outdoors, yard work and fixing up bicycles. He played with the Aires Harmonica and sang in a gospel group and most of all, he loved helping others out and was a very giving and caring man. In addition, Ray was a member of the R.O.M.E.O. men’s group at Paxtons Restaurant.

He is survived by his son, Raymond Nelson, Jr. and his wife Darla of Cleveland, TN, his daughter, Valerie Courtney and her husband Matt of Adamsville, a brother, Glenn Nelson of Greenville, two sisters, Kathy Peak of Espyville and Dorothy Marstellar of Sharpsville, three grandchildren, Robbie Hunter, Jr. and his fiancé Katie, Ranee Durst and her husband Steve and Lindsay Porter and her husband Mark, three great-grandsons, Stephen Durst, Jr., Landen Durst and Maverick Hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and five sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 805 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or Tice United Methodist Church, 4545 Tice St. Ft. Myers, FL 33905.




  1. Beverly and Phillip Beverly and Phillip
    September 8, 2022    

    Ray, Darla, Lindsay and Mark. Phillip and I have you in our thoughts and prayers during these days. Dad is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior now and that is the one thing for which we can be eternally thankful. We love you all so much.

  2. Stan and Barb Mink Stan and Barb Mink
    September 8, 2022    

    Our deepest sympathy, we are praying asking our Lord God to give comfort and strength to Ray’s family and friends. He was deeply loved and appreciated.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 10, 2022    

    Sincere sympathy to Ray’s family.
    I will miss him so much in our neighborhood at crystal lakes
    And at Tice United Methodist Church.
    I love the picture of Ray on his bike.
    He was so kind and so helpful.
    A good euchre player too
    ❤️ pat grube

  4. Pat grube Pat grube
    September 10, 2022    

    Sincere sympathy to Ray s family
    A good neighbor at crystal lakes.
    Will miss him very much at Tice United Methodist church too.
    Love the picture on his bike.
    He was so kind and helpful.
    A good euchre player too.

  5. Carla Nead Carla Nead
    September 29, 2022    

    Oh my goodness the Lord took one of His most faithful servants home!! Ray was an incredible human being – when I saw him – I saw Christ at work – I lived across the street from him in Fort Myers for 15 years …..such a great man – Ray and my husband, Linda, and Shirley are sitting at the feet of Jesus catching up ….my deepest sympathy to Ray’s family – he will be missed desperately – but thoughts of him will always be in my heart ❤️

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