Wayne Donald Layman

March 1, 1944 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 76)

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Wayne Donald Layman, 76 resident of Youngwood, peacefully ascended into the arms of his Lord and Savior August 9, 2020. Surrounded by angels and his devoted wife, he died at Excela

Wayne Donald (WD) Layman, 76 of Youngwood (formerly of Mendon), went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 9, 2020.  He passed at Westmoreland Regional Hospital with his devoted wife at his side after a lengthy illness. 

He was born March 1, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, PA, the son of the late Clement P. Layman and Anna D. Crouse Layman. Wayne was self employed most of his life as tractor trailer owner-operator and also worked at U.S. Steel, Christy Park, during Vietnam. Later, he helped with his wife’s family business, Ridgeview Residential Care in Youngwood.

Wayne was known for his outgoing personality, he would strike up a conversation with someone anywhere he went.  He will be remembered for his smile, kindness, and willingness to help others.  His kindness was not limited to people as he also had a great love for animals.  In his younger days he had made pets of groundhogs, skunks, crows, and snakes.  In the last few years of his failing health, he enjoyed the company and comfort of his cats, Jasper and Brudder, on his lap.  Wayne also enjoyed many trips with the family over the years to Ocean City, NJ and Deep Creek, MD.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers; Joseph, James, and George Layman; an infant sister; and his father-in-law Thomas Prentice Sr. whom he greatly missed.  He will be deeply missed by his surviving wife Rhonda L. Prentice Layman whom he married on February 26, 1993, and renewed their vows at home on September 11, 2018 during his illness with the Rev. David Hixson presiding.  He is also survived by his children Tammy (Rory) Feicht of California, MD; Paula Brown of Mt. Pleasant; and sons David and Richard Layman; his grandchildren Bradley Fowkes, Justin Little, and Jack Brown; mother-in-law Florence Prentice of Monongahela; brother and sister- in-laws Thomas and Marlene Prentice of Monongahela, Ken and Rachelle Day of Belle Vernon, and Cathy Layman of Greensburg.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as hisbuddies Butch Poche and Benji Kremer.

Family and Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life and salvation on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 485 Wesley Chapel Rd. Scottdale, PA 15683, with Pastor Thomas Shirer and Rev. David Hixson presiding.  His wife would like to extend a special thanks to friends and caregivers Karen, Sharon, Ethel, and Liz for their prayers and support.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory may be sent to New Beginnings Evangelical Church 1 South 6th St. Youngwood, PA 15697. 

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Phillipians 3:20.   All arrangements entrusted to ASHLEY D. X. NYE CREMATION CARE & FUNERAL HOME INC. 408 Depot St. Youngwood.  To leave an online condolence please visit

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