Gary Cecil Layne 78, of Pikeville, KY departed to be with the Lord, Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born August 28, 1938 in Pikeville, KY to the late Ostice Layne & Marie “Prater” Layne.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Katherine “Coleman” Layne who passed away Jan. 25, 2017 and one brother Eddie Dean Layne two nephews, Gary Dean Layne & Eddie Layne, Jr.
Gary is survived by his loving sister Sharon Hampton, & her husband Larry Hampton of Pikeville, KY, one niece Cathy (Tim) Dye & one nephew Michael D. (Melissa) Cornett II & a host of other family members.
Gary proudly served his country in the US Army stationed in Germany & the Army Reserves. He was a retired federal employee.
Gary will be sadly missed by all family & friends who knew and loved him.
The family will accept friends at 6PM-9PM for visitation at the Thacker Memorial Chapel, Wednesday May 10, 2017. The funeral service will be Thursday May 11, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Jim Patton officiating. DAV Honors will be conducted by the Johns Creek Chapter #166. Entombment will follow at the Isaac Thacker Mausoleum on Annie E. Young Cemetery at Pikeville, KY.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville, KY.