JOHNNY KIRK LAYTON
Feb. 28, 1960 Sept. 19, 2021
Johnny Kirk Layton, 61, was born February 28, 1960 in Calexico, California and passed away on September 19, 2021 in Merced California.
Kirk, as he was known to his friends and family, graduated from Los Banos High School and honorably served in the US Army. After his service in the US Army, he worked and lived in California's Central Valley and was most recently employed with Bloom Energy, working with green energy systems. He was a member of the American Legion Rider's Club that rallied in honor of local veterans and he was an active member of Yosemite Church in Merced.
Kirk was the happiest when he was working, riding his motorcycle, worshiping at church, barbequing in his beautiful back yard and spending time with his wife and family. Kirk's larger than life personality, bright smile, loud laugh and big heart will be missed by all who know and love him.
He was preceded in death by his step-son, Jeremy Kirby; mother, Deloris Dee Porter; step father, Michael Porter; grandparents, Ronald and Lena Layton; Sandy and John Gandy.
Kirk is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lynn Layton; children, Johnny Layton, Jeffery Layton and Jillian Layton Wanamaker; step children, Jimmy Gietler, Jessica Herrington and Jennifer Aslett; father, Ronald William Bill Layton Jr.; sister, Lori (Layton) Price; brother, Ronald Todd Layton and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Published by Imperial Valley Press Online on Oct. 17, 2021.