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This memorial website was created to celebrate the life and preserve our recollections of a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, James T. Layfield. Please join us in keeping his memory alive by sharing your favorite stories, photos and memorable moments from the life of James T. Layfield. Your contribution will be a fitting tribute, as well as a gift to all who knew and loved him.

James T. Layfield was born on September 14, 1938 in Red River Parish, Louisiana, and left this world peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2013, at Grace Home in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was holding hands with his loving wife of 55 years, Alice, and surrounded by his son James L. Layfield, daughter Diane Layfield Watson, and son-in-law Marty Watson at the time of his death.

Cherishing his memory are his wife, Alice; daughter, Rita Folds and her husband Don; son James L. Layfield; daughter Diane Watson and her husband Marty; grandchildren Katie, Jennifer, Alicia, Ryan and Rebecca, and great-grandchild Ava.

The family would like to thank the staff of Grace Home in Shreveport for making James' last days as comfortable as possible. We would also like to request donations be made to:

Grace Home
1035 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
In memory of James T. Layfield.

Grace Home was absolutely wonderful, and we would like to return some of the love and care that was shown to us during a difficult time.

The family would also like to thank Clay & Lori Bryan and their children Nicholas & Christopher; Rita, Robbie & Doris; and long-time friends Johnny & Reba Gates. This journey has been very difficult for the family, and we would never have been able to make it through without the love and support shown to James and the entire family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at NorthPoint United Methodist Church. The church is located at 6675 North Market, Shreveport, LA 71107. Family visitation will be from noon until 1:30 pm, and the Memorial will start at 2 pm.

James & Alice loved to go on cruises, and the family has decided that, sometime over the summer, we will take him on one final cruise to the Caribbean. At that time, we will have a service and dispose of his ashes at sea.

James T. Layfield will be greatly missed but always alive in our hearts.

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