Obituary: Bob Layman

Bob Layman of Greenville, longtime Texas Baptist pastor, died May 7. He was 86.

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Bob Layman of Greenville, longtime Texas Baptist pastor, died May 7. He was 86. He was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Gunter to William Carl and Dillie Virginia Skelton Layman. He married Doris Jean Todd on May 27, 1955, in Gunter. He was a graduate of Southeastern State College in Durant, Okla., and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He was pastor of multiple churches from 1954 to 2006, including a long-term pastorate at Washington Street Baptist Church in Greenville, which became Highland Terrace Baptist Church during his time there. In 2016, he was named pastor emeritus of Highland Terrace Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Doris Layman of Greenville; son David Layman and wife Tammy of Crowley; son Nathan Layman and wife Renee’ of Greenville; daughter Carla Moody and husband Randy of Pasadena; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother Carl Gene Layman and by his sisters Beulah Horak, Corrine Baker and Virginia Neil. Memorials may be made to the Highland Terrace Baptist Church Building Fund, 3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd., Greenville, TX  75401.


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