Obituary: David Keith Layton

Published 5:38 pm Saturday, November 19, 2016

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David Keith Layton, 69, of Maplewood Drive in Lancaster, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

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Born December 7, 1946 in Danville, he was the son of the late William R. & Frances Fisher Layton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Dudderar Layton.

David was a graduate of Lancaster High School, EKU & the University of Kentucky Law School. He had served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserves as a Lt. Colonel in 1996. He was currently a professor at American National University in Danville, the author of “Poetry, Maxims & Musings of a Bipolar Mind” published in 2015, and attended Centenary United Methodist Church in Danville.

His survivors include his sister, Sheila (Michael) Leonard of Danville; several nieces and nephews including Wade (Jennifer) Wiggins of Owensboro; great nephew and niece, Caleb & Ava Wiggins; as well as his beloved dog, Dinky & his cat, Molly.

Visitation will be from 5—9 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Funeral services for David will be 11 a.m. Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Ramsey–Young Funeral Home.

Burial with military rites by American Legion Post #18 will take place in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. Pallbearers will be, Chester Kavanaugh, Mike Murphy, Woody Leavell, Holton Howard, McKinley Dailey, William Kirby Teater & John King. Honorary bearers will be Billy Pendleton, John Dudderar, Farley Taylor and the Sonshine Sunday School Class of Centenary Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to the Humane Society or Centenary United Methodist Church. Friends and family may leave condolences on his tribute page at

Ramsey-Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.