Clarence “Gene” E. Nissley, 91, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at the Londonderry Village, Palmyra. He was born Monday, Sept. 24, 1928 to the late Harvey and Beulah (Herr) Nissley. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Barbara L. (Kreider) Nissley.

Gene graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science as a Pharmacist. He was a Fire Policeman with the Palmyra Fire Co., serving his community for many years. He enjoyed making H.O. model trains and scenery. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Gregory Nissley and Rodney Nissley; and grandchildren, Jordan, Quincy, Cole, Elyse, Elynn, and Ian Nissley.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Encounter Church of Palmyra, 220 Campbelltown Rd., Palmyra, PA 17078. A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078. Memories and condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Brethren in Christ World Mission, 431 Grantham Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.