Yanceyville, NC - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. of 473 East Main Street Yanceyville, North Carolina, who departed his earthly life on Friday, October 8, 2021; at the Hospice Home of Rockingham in Wentworth, North Carolina.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. was a native of Brooklyn, New York; where he was born October 10, 1930 to the late Layton Leroy Everitt and Clara Henderson Everitt.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. was a “1948 Class Graduate” of Dover High School in Dover New Jersey; where he was a band trumpet player, and a field and track athletic. Afterwards he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1960.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. joined the United States Army during the Korean War, where he served as a Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. met and married the love of his life Ann Gunn on June 23, 1962. They lived in Arlington, Virginia until relocating back to his wife’s hometown in Yanceyville, North Carolina; where they have resided since 1966.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. begin working as a Plant Engineer with Hanover Mills until opening his own heating and air conditioning business.He operated Caswell Heating and Air until the early 90's when he started teaching at Piedmont Community College in Yanceyville, North Carolina prior to retiring.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. was a member of Yanceyville United Methodist Church in Yanceyville, North Carolina.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. favorite pastimes were fishing, wood working, and being a very active member in his community; where he served local organizations’ such as the Boy Scouts, the Town Council, the Planning Board, and the Rotary International. He also enjoyed being a member of the Danville Running and Fitness Club in Danville, Virginia.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ann Gunn Everitt.
Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. leaves to cherish his memories to his two sons and their families, William Everitt (wife Holly), children Sterling and Mark of Holly Springs, North Carolina, and Layton Everitt, Jr. (wife Liz), children John, Jeremy, and Janna of Stoneville, North Carolina; and many dear friends.
The family of Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr. will not be hosting a formal visitation; however, you are most welcome to offer your condolences and visit with the family following the graveside service.
Graveside services for Mr. Layton John Everitt, Sr., will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 11, 2021 in Yanceyville Municipal Town Cemetery (formerly Yanceyville UMC Cemetery).