ARCHDALE – Lou Casey Layton, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at his home.
He was born February 23, 1951, in Burlington and was the son of the late Fentress and Maggie Lee Garner Layton. He retired from Kayser Roth Corporation in 2017 following 48 years of service where he worked in the IT department and developed many close friends that he still cherishes. Lou played softball on several leagues in Burlington from 1969 to 1983. In 1982, he started running and ran numerous marathons and races over the next 25-plus years. Lou and Kay met, traveled to races and had many fun times with a lot of wonderful special friends. Two of Lou’s most memorable trips were to the Grand Canyon where he hiked the Bright Angel Trail and rafted down the river. He also enjoyed working in the yard and planting lots of flowers which has been his passion for a number of years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Myrrl Hornady Layton; and step-brothers, Bob Hornaday and George Hornaday.
Lou is survived by his wife, Kay Bunting Curtis, whom he married on January 10, 2015; and step-brother and step-sister, Doug Hornaday (Dottie), Sandra Frye (John) and their children and grandchildren; Lou also had many longtime special friends that loved and supported him through his journey.
Lou also loved his precious fur babies that were his children, Spunky and Zippy, plus others that are no longer with us, Miss Kitty, Buddy, Bowtoc and Skittles.
Lou has chosen to donate his body to the Willed Body Program at High Point University. At his request, there will not be a service. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Please come share a story or memory with Kay and the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 NC Highway 62, High Point, NC 27263; Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262; or SPCA of the Triad, 3163 Hines Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27405.
Lou fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Peter Ennever and his entire staff for the excellent and compassionate care they gave him each and every time he was in the office.
Lou was also under the care of Hospice of the Piedmont for the last seven months of his life. Everyone we came in contact with was such a blessing to us in the way they took care of both of us. They are all truly exceptional and compassionate people.
Hospice of the Piedmont
1801 Westchester Drive, High Point NC 27262
Fairfield United Methodist Church
1505 Highway NC 62, High Point NC 27263
SPCA of the Triad
P.O. Box 4461, Greensboro NC 27404