LAS VEGAS - Wayne Franklin Layton, of Las Vegas, formerly of Sidney, 69, passed away at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in Henderson, Nev., surrounded by his family.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1943, in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late William F. and Wilma (Hammond) Layton.
On April 28, 1966, he was married to Phyllis Layman. His wife of 47 years survives along with their two daughters, Michelle, and her fiancé, David Leslie, of Las Vegas, and Mindy, and husband, Deepak Peter, of Washington, D.C.; three siblings, Warren Layton, and wife, Sharon, of Sidney; Waneta (Layton) Frehner, of Henderson, Nev., and Wanda Kay (Layton) Liston, and fiancé, Frank Cromwell, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by one sister, Willa Faye Botner.
Mr. Layton was a retired steelworker and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Sidney. He was a good and kind man who got along with everyone. He enjoyed the simple things in life: hamburgers, mowing the lawn, tools, trains, NASCAR, and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful provider and gave his family and friends great advice. His number one financial rule was to pay yourself first and save for your future.
A memorial service for Wayne will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Green Valley Baptist Church in Henderson, Nev. All are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Wayne Layton to the Community Foundation of Shelby County, 100 S. Main Ave., Suite 202, Sidney, OH 45365, or donate online at www.commfoun.com/give/donate.php and select the Layton Family Foundation, which has been established to continue his love for farming and education. All donations are tax-deductible.