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Raymond C. Hommel, 89, of Penns Creek, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at his home.
He was born July 6, 1928, in Beaver Springs, a son of the late Reed and Gertrude (Walter) Hommel. On Oct. 17, 1946, he married the former Gladys A. Hartman who preceded him in death on July 2, 2008.

Raymond was a 1946 graduate of Beaver Vocational High School.
Early in his life he tended market at the Sunbury Market House selling chickens. Later he was employed at Beavertown Mills, following that, he and his wife served as house parents at the Milton Hershey School. He then operated a residential ice cream route, and in 1963, he began poultry farming in Beaver Springs and Troxelville, retiring in 1997.
Raymond was a member of the Mountain Road God's Missionary Church, Penns Creek, where he had served as a board member there for many years. He was one of the first board members to serve at the Penn View Bible Institute.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling to Florida. Early in his life he had enjoyed woodworking and making furniture.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel L. and Pamela Hommel, of Fawn Grove; two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane M. and James Susan and Darlene M. Keister, all of Middleburg; 15 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Violet Bowersox, of Middleburg, and Verna Hommel, of Palmyra.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter; three brothers and one sister, John in World War II, Albert and Mark Hommel, and Frances "Sis" Jones.

Friends and family will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain Road God's Missionary Church, Penns Creek, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Rob Dicken officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Zechman.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Penns Creek.

Contributions to honor Raymond's memory may be made to God's Missionary Church, Department of World Missions, 109 Evergreen Lane, Spring Mills, PA 16875.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Published on October 25, 2017
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