Larry Layton, 75

Larry E. Layton, 75, Wabash, died at 2:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born April 14, 1939 in Wabash, to Wilbur E. and Annabelle (Barnes) Layton.

Larry was a 1958 graduate of Wabash High School. He retired from Ford Meter Box after 31 years, also worked at Container Corp. 12 years, and worked part time at L&M Stamping, in Peru. He was a basketball referee 49 years and umpired softball 35 years. He enjoyed going mushroom hunting every spring, fishing, and feeding the squirrels at the city park. 

He is survived by two daughters, Kristina L. (Kirk) Shidler, and Angela B. Suddarth, both of Wabash; five grandchildren, Kylie (Michael) Lockett, Indianapolis, Maria Suddarth, Wabash, Brad Temple, Roann, Brandon Suddarth, Fort Wayne, and Clay Hendrickson, Wabash, and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Driscoll, Wabash, and Diane (Todd) Bitzer, Huntington. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Dale Layton and his parents.

Funeral services were held Oct. 10, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash High School Athletic Dept.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Oct 10