John C. Layman, 87, of Grand Rapids, died March 2, 2020. John was the loving husband of Virginia (who died in 2014) for 58 wonderful years; dear father of Bruce (Laura) Layman, Daniel (Kristi) Layman, and David (Kerri) Layman; proud grandfather of Grace, Chase, Patrick, Tyler, Ella, and Julia. Mr. Layman is also survived by his siblings Linda (David) Foss and Connie (Richard) Murley. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he was a devout brother of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and a big fan of Michigan Football. After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Pawcatuck, John was a long time financial manager with Merrill Lynch, followed by many years of real estate development, writing, and a little fly fishing. The Memorial Service that was scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 16th at the Fountain Street Church Chapel, Grand Rapids has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of Coronavirus. Services will be rescheduled to a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Ele’s Place West Michigan to support grieving children and teens.
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