Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 27, 2014 10:44 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Raymond Harold Cameron of Mount Vernon, and formerly of Columbus, passed away 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 Sept. 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; and two sons, Ronald (Virginia) of Mount Vernon, and 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 Friday, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene. A service will follow beginning at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Scott Sharps officiating. The graveside service, with military honors provided by the Reynoldsburg VFW, will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus on Friday beginning at 3 p.m.

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

To send the family a private condolence online visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Raymond Harold Cameron.

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