Garry Garry Layman

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LAKEVIEW — F. Garry Layman, 71, of Lakeview, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Garry was born on Sept. 10, 1942, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Francis and Mary Shively Layman. From the age of 6, he was raised by the late Raymond and Sadie Harning in Sidney. He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Layman.

On Feb. 22, 2001, he married his best friend, the former Susie Yoder in Lakeview, and she survives. He is also survived by three children, Kim Schlup, of Russells Point, Ohio, Brent (Mary) Layman of Greensboro, North Carolina, Josh Layman, of Lakeworth, Florida; three stepchildren, Paul Karnes, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Scott Hostetler and Matt Hostetler, both of West Liberty, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Racheal Vom Baur, Jennifer Vom Baur, Sara Schlup, Hailey Prater, Emma Layman, Megan Figarro, Sidney Layman and Grace Layman; two brothers, Richard (Linda) Layman and Jerry (Mary) Layman, both of Sidney, Ohio, and his "boxers," Ruger and Abby.

Garry was a former truck driver for Rising Sun Express in Jackson Center, Ohio, and had his own trucking company when he lived in Florida. He also was a photographer and had worked for Variety Attractions out of Zanesville, Ohio. He was an avid Miami Hurricane Football fan and closely followed college football, he was also a Tony Stewart NASCAR fan, and loved horses and traveling. Garry was a dreamer and always followed his dreams.

He was a member of Indian Lake FOE Aeries 3615 where he held several offices including secretary for nine years, Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533 and Doyle R. Miller Amvets Post 39, all in Lakeview.

Per Mr. Layman's wishes, his body was cremated. A celebration of Garry's life will be at 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Indian Lake Eagles Aeries 3615, 14011 Collingwood Avenue, Lakeview.

Memorial contributions may be given in his name to the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, 2521 U.S. Highway 68N, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 3 to July 4, 2014