Roger David Layaou
June 24, 1938 – November 14, 2019
Dr. Roger David Layaou, age 81, of Purlear NC went to be with the Lord, November 14, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC.
He was born June 24, 1938 in Luzerne, PA, the son of the late Fred Layaou and Frances Carr Layaou. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife: Eileen Finnegan Layaou; two sons: John Mark Layaou and Michael Andrew Layaou and two sisters.
Roger honorably served his country in the Army for 12 years. He graduated from Andersonville Baptist Seminary with Doctorate of Pastoral Counseling and served as a Pastor for over 50 years, most recently at Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Spivey’s Corner. He was also the host of “The Gospel of Grace Counseling Hour” on WCKB, Dunn, NC.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Mary Elizabeth Layaou and Suzie Spearman and husband Charles; sons: Timothy Steven Layaou, Daniel Benjamin Layaou and wife Nicole and Joshua David Layaou; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother: Fred Layaou and wife Mamie and numerous other loving family and friends.
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when the forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your names on hearts, not on marble.” Charles H. Spurgeon.
Visitation will be held at 1PM, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home, 401 W Cumberland St, Dunn, NC 28334, with the memorial service at 2PM.
A service of Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home.
- Fred Layaou, Father (deceased)
- Frances Carr Layaou, Mother (deceased)
- Eileen Finnegan Layaou, Wife (deceased)
- John Mark Layaou, Son (deceased)
- Michael Andrew Layaou, Son (deceased)
- Mary Beth Layaou, Daughter
- Suzie Spearman and husband Charles, Daughter
- Timothy Steven Layaou, Son
- Daniel Benjamin Layaou and wife Nicole, Son
- Joshua David Layaou, Son
- Fred Layaou and wife Mamie, Brother
Numerous other loving family and friends
- Receiving Of Friends Saturday, November 23, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2019
Roger David Layaou
Cindy Simpkins Selwood
November 20, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of Pastor Layaou and the entire beautiful Layaou family❤ The one stands out the most when I was over playing with Suzie I was invited to stay for dinner...your Mom made fish sticks ( I hate fish and seafood) But. I graciously ate one along with half a bottle of ketchup 🤣Somehow without losing my stomach contents LOL
Both your Mom and Dad told me help myself there is plenty more😊 I told a little white lie and said I was full 😖
My heart goes out to you all. Your Dad will be missed by many, but have peace knowing he is now with your Mom ❤ I love you all❤
November 19, 2019
I will forever cherish the talks we had, your kind heart, and the love you had for your family and the love you showed me.