Lawrence G. "Gary" Layton

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.

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Gary and I were bunk mates in Rach Kein Vietnam we will be praying for y’all and will miss getting to come visit y’all.

~ Waburn Mills Collierville, Tennessee
8/27/2019 12:42:52 AM

Brenda,Kim,Colen,Brooke and family.. My heart is breaking at the loss of my brother Gary.We as a family were in a state of shock and still are. Love to all of you at this very heartbreaking time. Rolando & Betty Lopez.

~ Betty Lopez
8/26/2019 2:26:42 PM

Brenda, I am with the 5/60 Association - the unit Gary served with while in Vietnam. I was in Delta Co at the same time as Gary but in different platoons, so our paths only crossed occasionally. On behalf of 5th Battalion 60th Infantry of the 9th Infantry Division and veterans at large, we are saddened at your loss and will be praying for you and the family! Ron McCants

~ Ron McCants Jefferson, GA
8/26/2019 1:04:01 PM

Brenda, Colen, Kim and Brooke, Sam and I are very sorry for your loss of your husband and father, may GOD comfort you at this time and just knowing Gary is in his saviors loving arms.

~ Wanda and Sam Stevenson
8/25/2019 2:36:03 PM

Hello Brenda. Truly sad news to all who knew, loved and appreciated Gary. Waburn Mills called to let me know and Rich Kane forwarded Gary's obituary to me. We all served w/Gary in Vietnam... I got a chance to see him again after many many years and meet you, too, at the 5/60 Reunion a few years back. I send you my condolences and know that 'The Kid' served his country well and served his God beyond reproach. He is certainly in heaven and waiting patiently until you and the rest of his family join him in the Light of God's presence. God bless you and all of your family... I will be praying for you. Steve Leiker

~ Stephen J Leiker MONTEREY, CA
8/24/2019 9:22:26 PM

Brenda, Kim, Colen and Brooke and families - So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May the Lord Comfort you as only HE can - Don & Susie Broomell

~ Susan Broomell
8/22/2019 11:18:24 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your and help your deal with with the pain of your loss.

~ Dorothy Meade Lancaster, Ohio
8/22/2019 6:52:21 PM

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