Gerald W. Layden
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Gerald W. Layden
  • March 18, 1933 - October 19, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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On October 19, 2017, Gerald W. Layden, 84, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness. He was born March 18, 1933 to Reva and Herman Layden of Tyner, NC.

Gerald attended Chowan County Schools graduating in 1951. He attended Business School before joining the Air Force serving four years, one year in Seoul, Korea during the war.

After the service he joined First Citizens Bank in Raleigh. He was transferred to Goldsboro, in 1959 and was Vice President when he retired.

Gerald was an active member of First Baptist Church serving as a Trustee and on many committees. He was very active in many organizations including Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Lions club, Goldsboro Housing Authority and Goldsboro country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Carolyn of Cary, daughter Glenda Chagaris, son Wayne Layden, and wife Corazon of Raleigh, granddaughter Ashely Blake and husband Jon, grandson Jeff Kincaid and wife Lani of Goldsboro, two great granddaughters, Riley Blake and Emery Kincaid of Goldsboro, brothers-in-law Louis Harrell, Jr and wife Brenda of Edenton, NC, Ray K. Hodge of Smithfield, sister-in-law Jane Layden of Nashville, TN.

A service of Remembrance will be held at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary on Saturday, November 4th at 3:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to First Baptist Church in Goldsboro or to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home 200 SE Maynard Rd. Cary, NC 27511.