Manchester, Tennessee – Mr. Bobby Frank Layne, 83, passed from this life on Wednesday January 30, 2019 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennesee surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hillsboro, Tennessee on April 2, 1935 to Sam and Espa Burnett Layne who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Joe Ned Layne, Larry Bennett Layne and Harvey David Layne.
Bobby was a graduate of Coffee County Central High School’s Class of 1953. He worked for the AEDC Fire Department and retired in 1996. After Working for AEDC, Bobby started his own small rental business called “Laynes Rentals”.
Bobby loved the Lord, his family, friends, and sports. Many days you would find him coaching baseball, softball, basketball, or track for the past 58 years. He enjoyed traveling and loved his Tennessee Vols football. Bobby was currently coaching an Upwards Basketball Team with his grandson Larson. In 2008, his Jiffy Burger Softball Team won the National Championship in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester and Past Master and member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Topsy Roberts Layne; daughters, Karen Layne Henegar and Kelly Layne Meltzer and her husband Mark; grandchildren, Rachel Lauren Henegar, Jonathan Layne Henegar and Larson Reece Meltzer of Manchester; sister, Anita Layne Nipper, Nashville, Tennessee; brothers, Billy Sam Layne, Hendersonville, Tennessee, Charles Michael Layne, Manchester, Tennessee and Steve Burnett Layne, Titusville, Florida; aunt, Betty Layne Smartt, Nashville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Frank Parks; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers, Frank Smith and Randy Brown officiating with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM Friday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com
In Lieu of flowers a Coach Bobby Layne Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at First National Bank, PO BOX 989, Manchester, Tennessee 37349 to help a deserving student from Coffee County.
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