Layton E. Smith, 76, of Palatka, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. Layton was born in Gadsden, Alabama and moved to Putnam County in 1975 from Miami. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Layton worked as an Asst. Administrative Supervisor with Florida Power and Light Corp for 20 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of the College Road Church of Christ. In his leisure time, Layton enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loris C. Smith and Bonnie Lankford Smith Bobo, a brother, Rickey D. Smith and a sister, Shirley A. Gann.
Layton is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathy G. Smith of Palatka, a daughter, Jennifer Gibson (Jeff) of Jacksonville, a son, David Smith of Palatka and 2 grandchildren, Jessica Gibson and Joseph Gibson.
Memorial services celebrating Layton’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at College Road Church of Christ with Bro. C.L. Overturf, Jr. officiating.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Layton’s Book of Memories page at www.Johnson-Overturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.