Mr. Layton, a resident of Bastrop and a retired Machine Operator at International Paper Company Single Services, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013. He was a member of United Pentecostal Church and a veteran of World War II. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Michael Smith, Morehouse General Hospital, Bastrop Rehabilitation Hospital and LeGrand Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Layton was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Odessa Wilburn Layton; parents, Pearl Phillips Layton and Willis Carl "Luther" Layton; and four sisters, Marie Cameron, Claudine Wright, Norma Lee Warton and Vertie Mae Fillingame.
Mr. Layton is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Tharpe and husband Bill of Bastrop; son, David Layton and wife Jonann of Rayville; six grandchildren, Jason Tharpe and wife Deanna, Jobie Tharpe, Brooke Layton, Brandon Layton, Jenni Kennedy and Jonah Kennedy; seven great- grandchildren, Jakob Tharpe, Kaden Tharpe, Joel Tharpe, Connor Lively, Allie Tharpe, Emma Kate Layton and Cullen Lowery; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jobie Tharp, Brandon Layton, Kaden Tharp, David Cameron, Jerry Cameron and Hollis Nugent.