Virgil C. Layne, 92, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital at 5:25 a.m., Feb. 20, 2008.
Born March 2, 1915, in Montgomery County, Ind., he was the son of Leard and Forest Rose Terry Layne.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, serving at Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a farmer most of his life before working for the Brazil City Street Department for five years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed walking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leard and Forest Rose Terry Layne, wife Norma Graves Layne, and three sons, Larry, Virgil "Andy," and Terry Layne.
He is survived by Barbara I. Keasling and husband Robert, Brazil, Albert "Bill" Layne, Terre Haute, Evelyn Targett and husband Dean, Brazil, Russell "Jr." Layne and wife Beverly, Brazil, Karen Evenson and companion Barry Kirby, Brazil, Lisa Layne and companion Steve Griffith, Brazil, Bobby Layne and wife Jennifer, Brazil, grandchildren Angela Layne, Larry "Buckwheat" Layne Jr., Brian Layne, Jody Layne, Tommy Layne, Nicki Layne, Jeremy Layne, Ronnie Layne, Albert Layne Jr., Ricky Layne, Michael Layne, Lori Lewis, Terry "T.J. Layne Jr., Shawn Layne, Allen Smith, Brad Baysinger, Kristy Montgomery, Brian Layne, Anna Layne, Angel Mallory, John Dixon, Jason Dixon, Barbie Davis, Kathy Davis, Corey Layne and Shelby Layne, step-grandchildren Kevin Crowe, Rodney Crowe, Sherri Swords, Theresa Strickland and Robert Keasling, 44 great-grandchildren, siblings Juanita Todd, Crawfordsville, Marcella Walden, Crawfordsville, and Ruth Nickols, Witchita, Ka., many nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at 1 p.m., with Chaplain Charles Areson officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home Monday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To light a candle in his memory, visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.