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Layton, Elvis W. “Al”

Layton, Elvis W. “Al”

July 5, 1929 — May 23, 2020

Remembering Elvis (Al) Layton

The original “Elvis" as he always called himself was very hardworking, fun loving and truly enjoyed life! At a very young age, Al started helping the Layton family working side by side with his father. Once the school house burned down…and since "he knew more than the teacher"…he went to work full time and really never stopped.

He met the love of his love, Helen Plank, at a hamburger joint in 1950. They were married in Mountain Home Arkansas by the Justice of the Peace for $5 ...during a break from his pool game! Al and Helen enjoyed a wonderful, adventure-filled 66 year marriage. Al served in the army for two years and Helen always traveled to visit him.

Al was a true entrepreneur owning a successful service station and a car wash always treating his employees and customers as family. He taught his sons, Kerry and Kevin, the value of hard-work and entrepreneurship. His boys were the pride and joy of his life.

Al loved many things…..Mowing; The smell of grass; Biscuits and Gravy; Fried Chicken; Watching “The Wheel”; Playing Gin Rummy with his brothers; Music; Going to the boat; visiting his sisters, spending time with his grandchildren and great children...and doing for others...Al spent countless hours collecting donations for the Shriners ultimately touching thousands of children's lives.

Al loved the Lord and prayed for others.

Al was preceded in death by his wife Helen, his parents, his son Kerry and his brother Curt. Left to cherish his memory is his son Kevin Layton (Karen); sisters Mildred Lee and Roberta Layton; his brothers Darrel (Jackie) and Jerry Layton as well as two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private ceremony will be celebrated on May 29th.  Memorials may be made in Al’s name to Ararat Shrine or to St. Luke's Hospice.

Service Information

A private ceremony will be celebrated on May 29th.  Memorials may be made in Al’s name to Ararat Shrine.

Layton, Elvis W. “Al”'s Guestbook

We were so very sorry to hear about Al's passing. We met Al and Helen at the Boat and spent many hours talking and went one time to a Shrine Picnic with them. Al and my husband talked about golf also. We attend the service for Helen and am sorry with COVID we cannot pay our respects in person to the family. Al was a wonderful man and we will miss seeing him but know he is in God's hands and with the love of his life. Prayers to this family.

Linda and Winston Joy

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