Layman Jr Robert A. "Bobby" Layman, Jr. Passed away March 24, 2014 in Naples, Florida. He was born December 17, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Robert and Blanche Layman. Bobby had a long and wonderful career as an automobile dealer starting in 1951 at 19 years old. It all started with Layman Motors and Trail Motors in Toledo and then Bobby Layman Chevrolet in Columbus and Bobby Layman Cadillac, GMC in Lancaster. He spent 63 years doing what he loved and he did it well. He had fun making commercials that people talked about and remembered sometimes at the expense of his Mother or a Corvette windshield. He was a diehard Buckeye fan and member of the OSU President's Club and Buckeye Boosters. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores Appling and granddaughter Jamie Kau. Survived by the love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Patricia; daughters, Linda Layman and Cherri Miller (Elliot); sons, Rick, Robert III (Debbie), Jeffrey and Mick Layman (Debra); 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Cliff Appling; many cousins, nieces and nephews and his cat Baby. He will be long remembered and missed by many employees, friends and customers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Interment immediately following at the church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Jace Rosse Layman Endowment Fund, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216; In memory of Robert "Bobby" Layman.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2014