March 27, 1934 - July 3, 2019
Burial Date: July 12, 2019
Roger Layton, 85, entered the presence of the Lord on July 3, 2019 at 12:23 am at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
He was born March 27, 1934 in Lima to John William and Viola (Bradford) Layton who preceded him in death. On October 22, 1955 he married Darlene Lame who preceded him in death on September 1, 2017.
Roger worked for the Erie and Conrail Railroad for 44 years. He was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and a former member at Westminster United Methodist Church where he was a youth counselor, a 4-H Superintendent of the Rabbit Barn for 26 years, Lima Rabbit Breeders Association, Gladiola Society Flower Club and other flower organizations, he had a prize-winning garden with day lilies, bees and gladiolas, and he raised rabbits.
Survivors include: 3 Daughters, Cindy (Dave) Koester of Piqua, Darla (Scott) Kuyawa of Kewadin, MI, Amy (Ken) Neterer of Noblesville, IN; 8 Grandchildren, Brandon (Jaclyn) Koester, Ashlee (Josh) Blanke, Lindsey (Zach) Hemmert, Shelby Kuyawa, Madison (Hunter) Downing, Sophia Kuyawa, Taylor Neterer, Grant Neterer; 8 Great-grandchildren; a Brother, Jack E. Layton of Madras, OR; a Sister, Patricia Hullinger of St. Paris.
He was preceded in death by: 2 Brothers, Larry Layton; John D. Layton; 2 Sisters, Marylan Santilli, Linda Courson.
Friends may call from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday and 1 hour prior to services at 11:00 am Friday at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES EASTSIDE CHAPEL with Rev. Teresa Wenrick officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Hospice of Miami County.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.