Danny, as he was known to his family and friends, was an avid sports fan and loyal supporter of the Tennessee Volunteers and Meigs County Tigers/Lady Tigers. He enjoyed the outdoors and had fond memories of turkey hunting with his father and grandfather. He was very artistic and loved to design, sketch and write. He was friendly to everyone and never met a stranger. Most importantly, he loved the Lord and was thankful for each and every blessing.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Dorothy Denton, Ted and Bessie Layman; and great-grandparents Frank and Clemmie Rhan.
He is survived by his two sons: Derrick (Jessica) Layman of Decatur and Darren (Laura) Layman of Cleveland; parents, Dan and Carolyn Layman of Decatur; brother, Jason (Tabitha) Layman of Decatur; two sisters: Regina (Jason) Kirk of Decatur and Melissa (Mark) Wilson of Georgetown: one grandson, Gabriel Layman; several nieces and nephews and special friends at Ingles.
Pallbearers include Jason Layman, Jason Kirk, Mark Wilson, Russ Arthur, Sammy Fairbanks and Dent Capehart. Jerry McHone is an honorary pallbearer.
The funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Decatur, with the Rev. Doug Brown officiating.
Interment will follow at Decatur Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book and offer your condolences.