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March 24, 1927 –  March 21, 2016 Graveside services for James Hoyt Layman will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas. Reverend Bill Neal, Jr. will officiate.
Hoyt is survived by sons Danny Layman and his wife Donna of Holly Lake Ranch and Lowell Layman of Bells, daughters Cindy Stout and her husband Larry of Woodinville, WA and Angela Slate and her husband Jeff of Pottsboro, brothers Tom Layman and his wife Dorothy of Sherman and Ross Layman and his wife Betty of Whitewright, grandchildren Derron, Danielle, Daven, Brandon, Kalie and Delaney, 12 great grandchildren and daughter-in-law Sherra Layman of Denison.

Hoyt was preceded in death by his parents, wife Geneva, sons Jerry and Garrry Layman, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Hoyt was born on March 4, 1927 in Whitewright, TX to Charlie and Mable Blanton Layman. He married Geneva Nelson on September 29, 1945. He and Geneva were married for 50 years before her death in 1995. Hoyt retired from Johnson & Johnson as a machine operator. He was a member and served as a Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Bells for over 50 years.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Hoyt’s name to the First Baptist Church, Building Fund, Bells, TX 754l4.

The family would like the thank the staff of The Terrace in Denison, Texas for their excellent loving care they gave Hoyt.