Raymond Comer



The West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association proudly announces that the late Raymond Comer of Shinnston, West Virginia has been inducted into the West Virginia State Museum Hall of Fame at the Spring 2017 Spring Jubilee on April 22, 2017.                                                       

Mr. Comer was born on April 21, 1015, the son of John and Daisy Stuck Comer. Comer attended Shinnston Schools. As the Depression was causing many financial problems for his family Raymond joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served at CCC Camp Parsons in Tucker County. Camp Parsons was known for producing millions of tree seedlings for planting across the State and nation. The CCC Boys, among other duties, had to pick up pine cones in the forests in order to start seedlings at the Valley of Parsons. Comer served his country in WWII as a Marine and was aboard the USS Missouri when the treaty ending World War II was signed.