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Charles Layton

Funeral services for Charlie Layton, 74 of Childress, will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Chris McCauley and Dr. Craig Darter officiating. Visitation took place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, also at JFH Chapel.

He passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Childress.

Charles Wayne Layton was born November 16, 1945 in Ringling, Okla. to Wilfred “Chuck” Layton and Pearline Perry.

He served his country in Vietnam and it was one of the things he was most proud of. He was also a well-traveled rancher who loved being a cowboy. Charles worked on ranches including the Pitchfork, Swenson Land & Cattle, the Matador, Bridwell’s, the Triangle, Marshall Cator Ranch, the Chugwater Ranch in Wyoming, Robert Owens and Buck Creek Ranch.

Charles loved his grandkids and was their No. 1 fan, and he loved his wife Diana and spoiled her. He loved to fish and later in life, enjoyed leatherworking. He could fix anything.

He was preceded in death by parents and stepfather Nick Nemsgern; a son Joel Layton; a brother Kelly Lynn Layton and a sister Patricia Joyce Fowler.

Survivors include his wife Diana Layton of Childress; a daughter Lauron Johnson and husband Landon of Childress; a son Quenton Gould and Sabrina Covault of Lawton, Okla.; a daughter Shannon Saling and husband Jeremy of Aubrey, Texas; a son Brandon Gould and Evan Haskins of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren Cole Martin, Casey Martin, Laney Johnson, Leigh Ann Portillo, Blayne Layton, Dalton Layton, McKinlee Barrancho, Jeremy Nickle, Michael Nickle, Dakota Williams, Joshua Saling and Hayden Saling; and eight great grandchildren.

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