OBITUARY

Raymond Greer Collison Jr.

February 19, 1943July 1, 2018
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COLUMBIA Raymond Greer Collison, Jr. died Sunday, July 1, 2018. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 19, 1943, he was the son of the late Tina and Sonny Collison. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduating, he began his lifelong career as a Chemical Engineer with DuPont Chemical Plant. Raymond was a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church, where he served his Lord and Savior in leadership roles as a Sunday School teacher for the Faith in Action Sunday School Class, Deacon and Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Surviving are his wife, Linda Boulware Steele Collison of Columbia; sons, Christopher Steele and Kenny Collison; daughters, Karen Collison and Jennifer Steele Vanderslice (Mark); and one of his greatest joys was to be known as Granddaddy by his precious granddaughters, Scottlyn and Dylan Vanderslice; two sisters, Ann Mathis (Jerome) and Teresa Womack (Fred); and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Spring Valley Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, July 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Raymond Greer Collison Jr.

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Ann Payne

July 5, 2018

Linda and family,

Rich and I are so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. He was such a joyful man of God. We still remember those wonderful years in his Sunday School. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. We will be praying for you and your family.

Ann and Rich Payne

Sandra Courie

July 5, 2018

I have many fond memories of Ray and Carol, his first wife and mother of Kenny and Karen, when they were first married and until Carol sadly passed away with cancer. We were neighbors who visited and ate frequently in each others' homes and vacationed at the beach and Clemson together. Ray had an infectious laugh and good work ethic, traveling the many miles to Lugoff/DuPont each day. His deep love and care for Carol were shown through his devotion while she was ill and subsequently, passed away. Ray was a proud, involved, and attentive dad to Kenny and Karen, whom he loved and gave much attention. Living as a Christian is who Ray was, and you knew it from your first meeting. Being this led him to Linda and the joy he shared with her as his wife and his second beloved family. I'm sad to see you go, Ray.

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