James Ottis Layton, 83, of Greenville, Alabama passed away on October 15, 2018, at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Layton was born in Butler County, Alabama on March 24, 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oren Foster Layton and Pearlie Aileen (White) Layton; son, James Anthony Layton; his brothers, Calvin Foster Layton, Ralph Layton, Caldwell Layton, Zellie Layton, Joe Layton, and his sister, Ella M. Cauthen.
He is survived by his daughter, Sabrina Layton Nimmer (Jason); his grandchildren, Nicholas James Nimmer, Anna Claire Nimmer, Ashley Catherine Nimmer, and Allison Cameron Nimmer of Spanish Fort, Alabama; his brother, Melvin Layton, Sr., Greenville, Alabama; his sister, Maezell Owens of Marion, Mississippi; and many nieces and nephews.
He centered his life around his daughter and grandchildren. He cherished and valued his numerous friendships, which were a testament of his genuine love of people. His willingness to help anyone in need was one of his great character traits. He was an avid calf and team roper competing, with his "extended family", in PRCA rodeos and horse shows.
A Memorial Service will be held for Mr. Layton on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Southside Baptist Church, Greenville, Alabama. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m.