6/11/15 —– Robert “Bob” Thomas Layne

flower 13Funeral services for Mr. Robert “Bob” Thomas Layne, age 77, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Case officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Mr. Layne passed away Tuesday morning at Medical Center of Manchester.

Bob was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late William Taylor and Lessie Thomas Layne.

He was a machinist for Eaton Manufacturing and a member of Forest Mill United Methodist Church. Bob loved sports, especially Vanderbilt and Atlanta Braves baseball, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was a Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Legion coach in Manchester.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Layne was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Jane Bush Layne; four brothers, Carl “Pete”, Ed “Hulon”, Bill “W.T.”, and Dillard Layne; four sisters, Margie Good, Villis Thomas, Jean Woodward, and Helen Sargeant.

He is survived by three sons, Kendall (Lorie) Layne and Chris (Elise) Layne, both of Manchester, and Steve Cunningham of AL; one daughter, Gina (Max) Richey of AL; and eight grandchildren, Abigail, Anabelle, Kristen, Will, Jamie, Jessica, Joshua, and Shana.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.