Grady Wayne Layton Sr.

October 28, 1942March 17, 2021

Grady Wayne Layton, Sr, died at his home in Woden, Texas, on March 17, 2021, following a long battle with cancer. He was 78 years old and a native of the Nacogdoches area.

Grady was born on October 28, 1942, in Tyler, Texas, to Gradys Layton and Elsie Mae (Crawford) Layton. He attended Stephen F. Austin University where he graduated with a degree in Applied Economics. Grady was a veteran of the United States Army and served with distinction for two tours during the Vietnam War as a captain in the 666th Transportation Company. He was an accomplished traveler and lived many places around the globe, including Thailand, Scotland, Indonesia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. He was most recently employed by the Qatari National Oil Company in Doha, Qatar, where he served as head of purchasing until his retirement in 2009.

Grady was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Gwen Layton Meador, Gene Layton, Bonnie Layton Clark, and Donald Layton.

He is survived by his children, Grady Wayne Layton Jr. of Austin, Texas; Christy Layton Bowers of Long Beach, California; Keith Layton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Kevin Layton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is also survived by his four grandchildren: Hunter and Olivia Layton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Zane and Zoe Bowers of Long Beach, California. Grady loved his grandchildren dearly and spoiled them shamelessly. Additionally, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; Grady cherished and valued family.

A service for Grady is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th, at 10:00am at Cason Monk-Metcalf in Nacogdoches, Texas. The family asks that donations be sent to the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation in lieu of flowers.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021


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Joyce Wesley

April 17, 2021

I have known Grady Wayne most of my life. He was almost like family. We had the same relatives. Enjoyed going to school with him. Sorry for your loss

frankie jo rudisill cox

March 27, 2021

I am sorry to hear about Grady, we went to school together. I had
been trying to reach Grady as he attended our 50th class reunion.
Now I was trying to get everyone together and then I saw this
obituary of Grady Wayne Layton. If ever there is anything I can
do, please don't hesitate to call me.
Frankie Jo (Rudisill) Cox

Shirley Layton

March 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss,