Earl H. Layman Jr.

September 06, 1952 ‒ May 03, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Earl H. Layman Jr. 68, of Delaware, passed away unexpectedly, Monday afternoon, May 3, 2021at his residence.

Born September 6, 1952 in Delaware, Ohio the only son of Earl H. & Mary (Hitt) Layman Sr. Earl attended and would later graduate from Buckeye Valley High School in 1971. Earl met his wife, the love of his life, Brenda in high school, and would go on to marry her October 14, 1972.

Earl recently retired as a mechanic working for Delaware City Schools, after 17 plus years of service.

Earl was preceded in death by his father, and sister Grace Johnson.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 48 years Brenda S. (West); mother Mary Layman; son Travis (Tonya) Layman; daughter Crystal (Josh Kincaid) James; grandchildren Troy (Karolyn) Layman, Charsey James, Brooke James, Tucker James, Kora James, Kortney James, Kamrin Kincaid; great granddaughter Emma Rose and a great-grandson on the way; Canine companions Buddy and Daisy, and goats Mohawk and Mocha; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Earl enjoyed riding motorcycles, and teaching his children about them also, he loved off road vehicles, and any kind of racing. Earl was a proud gun owner, and taught his children early on, and how to handle them with care. Earl never knew a stranger, and enjoyed talking to everyone he met. Earl had a wealth of knowledge, and could fix pretty much anything.  Earl loved watching his kids and grandkids grow up and become successful. His love for children, Travis, and Crystal was unparalleled, he loved, and cared for them deeply. Earl was kind-hearted and great man, some would even say a legend, that will be missed by many.

Family and friends may gather from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, where services will begin at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards East Side Mission Church, Building Fund, 32 Joy Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Earl was always smiling and had that chuckle, his wisdom on motors was always something I admired. He was ready to help anyone that asked. He will forever be missed. G.B.N.F
    My condolences to the family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Earl was a true friend to everyone and he will be missed. Much love and prayers to Brenda, Chrystal and Travis. May God comfort you and bring peace to your broken hearts.

  • RIP my dear friend ..
    You will always be remembered and will be dearly missed. Sending Love & Prayers for the family and friends. My deepest condolences

  • Brenda I’m so sorry to hear about Earl. I still feel that he and you are family. May Earl RIP.❤️

  • What a great person he will be missed. So sorry Brenda and family for your loss.Praying for you all ☹️

  • Our hearts break with yours, Earl was an awesome guy! The way he lit up when he talked about his children and grandchildren, a true lover of life! It was an honor to ride with him and call him my friend! Wish we could be there on Friday. Sending hugs and extra prayers to you all.
    Tim & Barb Dodge

  • I will always remember Earl. I am so sorry, Brenda. I know you had a loving, lasting marriage. I remember being a kid on my bicycle riding across the Warrensburg bridge. I must have been about 12. Earl was maybe 16, old enough to have a motorcycle and we all know he rode young and forever. A man had frightened me on the bridge. Earl was coming across the bridge and saw this suspicious activity.

    He rode that motorcycle had a putt-putt speed as he followed me home to safety. I was so frightened but I knew he was my hero that day.

    This is the kind of man he was. A good soul. I am so privileged to have known him. I’m sorry Crystal, Travis, Brenda and all those grandkids that lost a good gramps. RIP and rumble and be that cool dude up in heaven on that big ole motorcycle.
    Dave and Connie Curry

  • Our Love and Prayers to whole family.Bud and I will truly miss Earl he was a great cousin,guy,and friend. RIP and Ride with the angels we love you. Bud & Connie Munday💞

  • Brenda,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to you and your family. May Earl ride in the skies forever.

  • Earl has left behind a legacy. A Pillar to all who knew him . The Rock you could lean on. The Oak that wouldn’t bend. Earl is an example of who we should strive to be.
    The love for his family and his friends is just the beginning of who Earl was. Earl never did anything half-assed. All the way or no way. The man could fix anything. Even your soul, he could make you laugh when your ready to fight or cry. Earl was a fixer and a giver. No nonsense or bullshit guy.
    Earl knew me the day I was brought into this world . As a little kid I feared him more than my own father. I don’t really know why. He was always kind and helped all of us kids. We would ride our bikes in his yard and across the street for hours at a time. He always kept a watchful eye on us from the garage door. Fixing a flat tire, loose handle bars or a bicycle chain. Earl was always close by.
    As I have grown older and have had the chance to know the man . Riding Harleys and working with him. I now understand how lucky I am to have known him..My heart breaks knowing that your gone.
    I will miss you.
    Your friend , Toad

  • Earl was always a friend no matter how long it was between conversations… We worked together when the transit bus company Rohr Flxible / Grumman Flexible was in Delaware, OH, and became friends then. He built an awesome Jeep and was rightfully proad of how it turned out, I can still visualize him pulling into the parking lot and lesving work in it.
    Brenda my heart’s feeling go out to you and your family. Mike, brotherly hugs to you.
    My thoughts and prayers are truly with Earl’s family and friends.

  • Brenda so sorry for your loss . Crystal and Travis and I pray for his mother Mary .God Bless them all . He sure will be missed. Mary would tell me he would call every morning to check on her. RIP Earl

  • Crystal and rest of the Layman family, I’m so sorry for your loss of an Father, Husband, a son, and an grandfather and a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss. My God bless you and help you through this time of pain and sorrow in your hearts right now. Sending prayers to you all right now.

  • So sorry and prayers for all the family. I will light a candle in his honor and God Bless to all. Betty Cobun, Morgantown, West Virginia.

  • He touched so many. He worked at Flexible. I don’t remember how long however, he always smile and looked at the bright side. Loved his family and toys. He loved welding. He will be missed. We all must save our memories.

  • Truly sorry to hear of your loss Brenda Crystal and Travis. God comfort and be with your family and the grandchildren at this time of grief. Earl and I have gone way back and we had a lot of fun together. Earl truly knew how to make a wonderful time four wheeling rolling through the deep snow in the blizzard. I remember a time when we were four wheeling in the snow during the storm and was stranded in a field in Radnor Ohio. We started out at 7:30 in the evening broke down and finally made it back to Delaware at 3 o’clock the next morning.We may not of made it back if Earl had not had such a good mechanical abilities to fix the issue right on the spot after his jeep broke down. What a very knowledgeable and likable person. He will be truly missed. May God be with you and your family and comfort you.

  • So very sorry for the loss of Earl, worked at Flxible with him, always had a smile on his face, rely on all your great memories of him and prayers for Gods peace to all of his family, RIH Earl🙏

  • I was so shocked hearing of the passing of Earl. He was so skilled and could absolutely fix anything I admired him for the person who was can always make you laugh and always a good time hanging out with him my condolences to all the family

  • I’m so thankful to have known Earl like I did. Always good for a laugh, always willing to help, always a great friend. He could build anything he wanted and build it right. His knowledge about anything mechanical was like nobody else. Known him 30 years and to this day when I fab something up in the shop I ask myself how would Earl do it. I will never forget. Rest easy my friend.

  • Earl is and was a good man. That grin on his face would get you every time… a good soul he was… a good person to work with… RIP Earl and you will be well missed… So sorry to Brenda and family…

  • Travis and Family,
    I was saddened to hear about your Dad. I remember as a kid riding bikes across the street from your house and your Dad would always be wrenching and welding in the garage, but also keeping an eye on us. We are praying for you and sending positive thoughts your way. May all the good memories of your Dad bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time…Take care buddy.

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