Richard Alan Layle

October 8, 1944 ~
March 24, 2021

Richard Alan Layle, age 76, of Grandville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Darlene Layle; children: Chris (Missy) Layle, Kerry (Todd) Coleman, Hilary Taber, Ryan (Tina) Layle; grandchildren: Tyler (Kayla) Layle, Kelsey (Cameron) Hufford, Sr. Airman Kaeley (Christian) Sholder, Ryan Taber, Evan Taber and special buddy, Boston Layle; sisters: Linda (Dave) Lester, Barb (Ron) Myers; brothers: Tom (Donna) Layle, Tim (Shirley) Layle; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vivian Layle. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He retired after 35 years from Steelcase, and later enjoyed his no-stress jobs at Studio 28 and Vans Floral. He was a supportive husband, devoted father and grandfather, and served as a role model and mentor for many. He also enjoyed hobbies such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and woodworking. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Food Pantry (

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March 28, 2021 8:49am
Darlene and family, so sorry to hear about Rick. Deepest sympathies. Bob Stein

- Bob Stein

March 27, 2021 9:50am
Darlene and Family, So very sad and sudden. Our condolences and prayers for All. Cindy Simon and Kris.

- Cindy Simon

March 27, 2021 9:13am
Dear Darlene, So sorry and surprised to hear of Rick’s passing. Virginia stopped in to tell us. You and your family have our prayers for comfort during this time. 🙏🏻❤️

- Jim and Ev VanPopering

March 27, 2021 7:55am
Darlene, Linda and family, I am so sorry to here of Rick's passing, you have my sympathies. Ray Bok

- Ray Bok

March 27, 2021 1:33am
Darling so sorry for your loss. We will always rember all the god times he always had a smile always listened to others and had good advice you.Worked with Rick for 20 years will be truly be missed.

- Gordon Race

March 26, 2021 8:24pm
Dar and family, so very sorry to hear about the passing of Rick, he was always so approachable and such a nice person! Always told you like it was! Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

- Joe & Janet Langerak

March 26, 2021 8:04pm
Darlene, (Chris, Kerry, Hillary, & Ryan (Tyler too) We were so sad to hear of the passing of Rick. He will be missed dearly I’m sure. He always had such a warm welcoming smile for us when we visited your home. I can’t imagine the shock. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted in the future when you celebrate his wonderful life. Our deepest sympathies, Katie & Joe

- Katie Messina (Averill), Joe, Lilly, and Gabby

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