Deryl Lee Layton

Friday, January 18, 2019

Deryl Lee Layton, age 74, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born June 18, 1944, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Orville Layton and Clestine Mayfield. Deryl graduated from the Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1962. He later graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1966 with a degree in accounting. Deryl had worked in various restaurants in both Fort Scott and Olathe. In later years, he volunteered with the Beacon. Deryl enjoyed gardening and tending his flowers. He also liked cars and reading.

Survivors include a half-sister, Susan Thurman, of Girard, Kan., and a half-brother, Kent Layton, of Kansas City, Kan. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother, Pat Layton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Private burial will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at