Robert  Layne

Robert Lee Layne Jr.

Sunday, July 10th, 1955 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Robert Lee Layne Jr., 64 of Charleston formerly of Chesapeake died May 8, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

Robby was retired from the US Postal Service. Robby’s “kids” were his many nieces and nephews as he was always there to support them and make them laugh at their games and birthday parties.

His biggest and best gifts he gave to those he knew was his charitable and community service work. He helped at his sister Karen’s church in Tennessee and the Tennessee animal rescue. He did work for his sister Sharon on many a ball field in his day to allow kids to play their games. Robby volunteered at the East End Roosevelt Center and the Carroll Terrace Resident Association helping with any and everything that was needed. He had a kind heart for those less fortunate and it truly brought him joy to give to others.

Robby” Layne was a people person. The term “never met a stranger” fittingly applies to how he led his life. Give Robbie ten minutes with somebody waiting in a line or on the bus, and he genuinely wanted to hear their story and share his.

Tracy Lawrence has a song, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”, and in it he sings about when you’re truly down and out, no matter what time day or night, and you need help, it’s then that you find out who your friends are. At the front of that short line for the many people that he called a friend, would’ve been Robby Layne with a hand to give.

He was preceded in death by: Parents Robert and Wanda Carter Layne, Brother: Mark Edward Layne and Nephew: Eric Layne.

Those left to cherish his memory are: Sisters: Karen Logsdon (John) of Monterey, TN, Sharon Taylor (Mike) of Diamond; Brothers: Larry Joe Layne of Charleston and David Layne (Dora) of Chesapeake. Nieces and Nephews: Deena Pryor Cundall (Bryan), Nikki Layne Sampson (Josh), Samantha Layne Skaggs (Jason), David Pryor (Brittany), Ashley Layne Workman (Michael), Holli Layne Petersen (Seth), Scott Logsdon, Aaron Logsdon, Jonathan Pryor; 14 great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday May 15, 2020 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Damron Bradshaw officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the service will be limited to 25 people. Please be aware that you may have to await entry.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, May 15th, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
    8706 California Ave.
    MARMET, WV 25315
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  • Service

    Friday, May 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, May 15th, 2020 2:00pm
    Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
    8706 California Ave.
    MARMET, WV 25315
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Damron Bradshaw


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Posted at 07:55pm
My heart was sadden to read about the the loss of Robbie and I wanted to give my warmest condolences to the family. To lose someone so well loved can bring such sadness but the God of all comfort tells us at 2 Kings 20:5 He feels our pain. At we can read in the Bible John 5:28,29 that not only does God care but it will move him to remove all the suffering he sees and he gives the assurance that you will have him in your life once again. May all the beautiful memories you have give you calm and peace until God’s promises come true. Again so very sorry for your heartache. 💐

Greg Campbell

Posted at 05:16pm
I’m Greg Campbell, uncle Pete’s great nephew, Bill Layne’s grandson, Pansy “Layne” Campbell was my mother.(1926-2015). Robby & I first met at a Funeral, one of our relatives, maybe Grandpa’s? We’d run into each other in HS, especially at Watt Powell ballpark, watching the Charleston Charlie’s play. As we grow older, we loose touch with family & friends. Having worked for Kroger’s & eventuality various sales job, I had the pleasure of working with y’all’s Dad, POP As his warehouse co-workers called Bob, was one of the best liked among the staff. The last time I saw any Family & knew who they were, was when at The YMCA biddy basketball games. Bob was there with one of his daughters, Karen or Sharon, can’t remember which one,, watching our boys play ball. My sons 35, turns 36 in June, so whatever nephew of Robby’s is that age, was the one playing ball.
I didn’t know that at one time y’all lived on Two-Mile until our cousin, Ronnie Taylor told me.(Aunt Marys son) he, sister Janet & her son Stephen run Winter Floral. I was blessed to live on Two-Mile for my 1st 15 years & experience our Families, the sacrifices our family made, instilled the Values that make us who we are today. God is great & truly has blessed our Layne Family with wonderful, loving & caring foundation, our Parents.
Our William “Bill” Layne Sr Family:
William “Billy” Layne, III ( retired Post Office)
Nancy Layne Brallier
Paul Lee Layne, Sr
Shirley Layne
Janet Layne Butts
Diane Layne Sova
Greg A. Campbell
Billy & Diane Brother & Sister
Nancy, Shirley & Janet sisters
Paul & I are only children
I hope to reintroduce myself if I can make it to visitation, if not, please note all our Prayers are with Robby’s Family. ☮️🙏❤️🇺🇸

Jeff Barna

Posted at 02:52pm
Sharon so sorry for the loss of your brother. May god bless you with many great memories of your brother.
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Jimmy Lavender

Posted at 01:18am
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family
Jimmy Lavender

Michael J Thompson

Posted at 10:19pm
I worked with Robbie for the 15 years we spent at the Charleston REC for the USPS. Among the many memories I have of him is how every year I would present him with the "Thank You" eagle award for being such a generous donor to the Combined Federal Campaign. He was a kind person and, despite the times we didn't see eye-to-eye, I considered him a friend. My condolences to Robbie's family and friends for his passing and prayers for comfort.

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