W.O. Layer

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

W.O. Layer, 82, of Rector passed from this life on July 17, 2009. He was born July 13, 1927, in Rector to the late Floy and Maude (Thomas) Layer. W.O. was a farmer and a lifetime member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Layer; one infant daughter, Lana Layer, and three brothers, Melvin, Glenn and Herbert Layer.

He is survived by one son and his wife, Robert and Regina Layer of Rector; two daughters, Mickey Ann and husband James Thompson of Spring, Texas, and Michele Layer of Rector; three grandchildren, Rebecca and Derrick Dale of Spring, Texas, Matthew and Melissa Thompson of Olive Branch, Miss., and Amanda Layer of Rector; two step-grandchildren, Josh Noel and his son Zake of Paragould and Justin Noel of Bryant, Ark.; one sister and her husband, Louise and John Rowton of Rector; two sisters-in-law, Mary Layer of Jonesboro and Wanda Layer of Paragould, along with a host of nephews, nieces and many friends.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector with Brother Eddie Gene Wright officiating.

Interment was in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

Visitation began Saturday at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Those who wish may sign the online guest book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com.