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Wilburn Everett Layman Jr.


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Wilburn Everett Layman, Jr.

Memphis, TN

Wilburn Everett "Bill" Layman, Jr., 74, a long-time resident of Memphis TN, died peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Methodist Hospice Residence. Bill attended and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a bachelor of science degree in marketing. He started his long and successful career as a retail broker for stock, bond and commodity trading in the bond department of First Tennessee Bank in the mid-1960s, and migrated to a number of brokerage houses over the next several decades until he retired in 2012 as Assistant Vice President with Wells Fargo Advisors. After retirement, Bill obtained his realtor license and partnered with his son at Revid Investments LLC. Over the years, Bill received numerous company recognitions for being a top earner of trading and investment income for his clients. During his spare time, Bill also helped his father and mother, W.E. (Bill) and Martha Ann Layman, Sr. in managing several locations of a famous Memphis landmark, Layman's Games, that provided high quality toys, games, and gifts for over 25 years to the community. Bill also served as an Arbitrator of FINRA which operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States. Bill was a very active member of the White Station Chapter of the Optimist Club, as well as having served as President of the Board of the Porter Leath. Bill loved to be around people and enjoyed many wonderful adventures with friends and family at Pickwick Lake and Heber Springs. Bill was born in San Antonio, TX on August 28, 1942 and moved with the family to Memphis in 1958 and later graduated from White Station High School. Bill is survived by his two children, Kristin Layman Norwood and Micah Layman, both of Memphis, a brother, Dr. Thomas A. Layman of Hillsborough CA, and his former spouse Barbara P. Layman of Memphis. A memorial service and celebration of Bill's life for friends and family will be announced in the near future. The family wishes that any memorials be sent in Bill's name to Riverton Community Church, 245 Riverview Circle, Cherokee, AL 35616.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 28, 2017
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