Lawrence G. “Gary” Layton, 69 yrs., of Elverson, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at TowerHealth/Reading Hospital, following an illness.
He was born on June 12, 1950 in Harvey, WV. Gary was the son of the late John W. and Nina M. (Baber) Layton. He was the stepson of the late Rufus Van Pruitt. Gary was the husband of Brenda K. (Hamm) Layton, with whom he would have shared 49 years of marriage.
He was employed for over 40 years as a steel worker at the former Lukens Steel Mill in Coatesville. Gary was a member of Wyebrook Baptist Church. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Gary enjoyed camping, wintering in Florida, fishing and golfing. He was happiest while surrounded by all his beloved grandchildren and family members.
He is survived in addition to his wife by a son, Colen W. (Joy) Layton of Gibraltar, two daughters, Kimberly D. (Stephen) Layton of Honey Brook and Kelly Brooke (Arden) Steiner of Middleburg, a brother, John Layton of Elverson, a sister, Carol Meadows of Florida, two step brothers, David and Dale Pruitt and two step sisters, Cathy Shepard and Betty Lopez. There are nine grandchildren and a great grandson.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11 AM from the Wyebrook Baptist Church, 62 New Road, Elverson, Pa. with Pastor Eugene Murphy and Pastor Jerry Bolxton officiating. Interment will follow at Elverson Methodist Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 to 11 AM at the church.
Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gary to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, Pa. 19605.
For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com