Leroy F. Layfield

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Leroy F. Layfield, 52, of Minerva, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in Aultman Hospital.

Born April 21, 1963, in Canton, he was a son to James A. Layfield, Jr. and Faye (Thompson) Marteney.Leroy Layfield obit

He worked as a mechanic for Green’s GMC in East Rochester. He enjoyed tractor pulls, working on his 1971 blue Duster, his dogs and good looking women.

He is survived by four sisters, Diana (Frank) McClelland of Malvern, Therese Layfield-Dunlap of Las Vegas, NV, Connie (Tony) Smith of Lisbon and Cheryl (Paul) Kawecki of New Middletown; seven nieces and nephews, Shelly Ann Criss, Elle Smith, Hannah McClelland, Adam Kawecki, Trever Kawecki, Frank McClelland and Jacob McClelland.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec 22 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at East Lawn Cemetery with Robert Smith officiating. “The Leroy Layfield Memorial Fund” has been set up at the Minerva Area Federal Credit Union. Funds will be used to provide a headstone. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.