Died: August 07, 2014
Fort Valley, GA - William Wade Layfield, 47, died the morning of Thursday, August 7, 2014, from an extended illness, in his Fort Valley home, surrounded by family. Family will greet friends beginning at 10:00AM on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at First Assembly of God Church, 881 Taylor's Mill Road in Fort Valley. Funeral services will begin immediately following visitation at 11:00AM, with Rev. Paul Chapman officiating.
Wade was born June 6, 1967, in Peach County, to Judy and Willie Layfield. He worked as a supervisor at Blue Bird Body Company for 27 years. He will always be remembered by family and friends as kind, loving, goal-oriented, and hard working. He enjoyed spending his spare time with his family, going fishing at Lake Blackshear, and working on many side projects in his shop.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teresa Layfield; son and daughter, William Layfield (Deanne) and Tara Layfield (Tim); grandchildren, James Layfield, Madison Layfield, and Tori Johnson; his parents, Judy and Willie Layfield; sisters, Mandy Arnett (Tim) , and Lynn Nipper; and uncle, James Leroy Gassett. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Herman Glenmore Gassett and Mamie Lee Walton Gassett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Critical Care for Animal Angels by calling Southwood Animal Hospital at 478-923-0118. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley is in charge of arrangements.