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Robert Layton

d. January 25, 2013

Robert Harold Layton, 93, of Caney, passed away peacefully at his home with family at his side on Friday, January 25, 2013. Celebration of Life services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Caney, Kansas with Pastor Dan DeWitt and Reverend Gerald Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Creek Union Cemetery in Bartlett, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Caney, Kansas. Visitation will be held at the Caney First Baptist Church, Friday, February 1, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Harold was born near Edna, Kansas on July 6, 1919 to Alva and Carrie Layton. Harold attended and graduated from Altamont High School. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Harold worked as a mechanic in his father and uncles business, L L Garage in Bartlett, Kansas, Joe and Howard Funk, Funk Brothers in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Beechcraft in Wichita, Kansas. Over the next several years Harold worked for Deryl Pendleton of Pendleton Chevrolet, Otasco, Mahlon Wheeler of Wheeler Chevrolet in Caney, Kansas and Perl Chevrolet in Coffeyville, Kansas. Harold went to work for Funks Manufacturing in Coffeyville, Kansas where he retired in 1983. Harold married Ruby Bennett on March 20, 1940. Ruby preceded him in death on November 13, 1983. He later married Eva Kettle and she also preceded him death. He had a brother, Rolla, sister, Myrtle, a granddaughter Nina, and a greatgranddaughter, Candice, who also preceded in death. Harold married Janice A. Land on November 23, 2003 and she survives at the home. Also surviving are children: Bob and Ann Layton of Miami, Florida, Sondra and Gary Shaw of Norman, Oklahoma, Sheryl and John Williams of Norman, Oklahoma, Ronda Russell of Creston, Iowa, Kenny and Amy Layton of Caney, Kansas ten grandchildren, Bill Layton, Diana Bishop, Gary Allan Shaw, Gail Wiggins, Jeff Shaw, Rebeccah Spencer, Amanda Spencer, Aaron Spencer, David Russell and Tiffany Jones eighteen greatgrandchildren ten greatgreatgrandchildren nephews, RE and Pat Layton of Coffeyville, Kansas, Dale and Marlyn Kay Johnston of Coffeyville, Kansas and a niece, Linda and Bill Jack of Owasso, Oklahoma. Harold loved to fish and camp out, but most of all loved his church where he served as a deacon and music leader at the First Southern Baptist Church, formerly Eastside Baptist. Harold was a longtime resident of Caney and currently a member of the First Baptist Church. Harolds love for the Lord was so great he was an excellent Christian role model and will be missed by all, including his beloved pets, Sonny Boy and Missy. Potts Chapel in Caney is handling the arrangements.

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