The Transylvania Times -

Ray Nelson Simmons


August 30, 2018

Ray Nelson Simmons, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.

He was born in McDowell County on March 3, 1922, to the late Furman and Sarah Jaynes Simmons. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Gene Simmons.

He attended Carolina Business School in Charlotte, N.C. He honorably served in the United States Army Air Corp. from 1943-1945 during World War II. Upon completion of his military service, he began his banking career as a teller at First National Bank of Marion, N.C. in 1945.

He retired as the president of First Union National Bank of Brevard in 1988. He...

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