Mr. Oscar George “Tex” Layton Jr., age 90, of Zebulon, passed away July 31, 2013.
He was born in Holland, Texas, Feb. 2, 1923 to the late Oscar George Layton Sr. and Lillian Heller Layton of Texas. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, United States Air Force and United States Army, retiring as Sgt. First Class after 22 years of service. He served in three wars, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He then worked for Delta Airlines for 18 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Confederate/Commemorative Air Force, The Dixie Wing, in Peachtree City. He enjoyed working on aircraft. He was a foster parent to 20 children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Mae Smith Layton; and his brother, Richard Calvin Layton.
He is survived by his son, Thomas Heller Layton of Lilburn; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Kay Allen and husband Tommy of Williamson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Franklin Smith of Omaha, Neb., Donald Smith of Lincoln, Neb., and Faye Smith of Minneapolis, Minn.; nephew and his spouse, Rick and Maggie Layton of Houston, Texas, and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Chaplain Robert K. Herndon officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Moody Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Monday, Aug. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Zebulon, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.