Layton, James A. on Sunday June 3, 2018. Beloved husband of 62 years to Carol Layton (nee McWard). Loving father of Jay, Melissa, and Todd (Kelly) and grandfather of Blake, Matthew, Taylor, Riley, and Nicolas.
Jim was raised on a farm near Hutsonville, IL and loved telling stories about life on the farm. Jim graduated from DePauw Univeristy in 1955, served 4 years in the US Navy where he retired as a Lieutenant. He was a member and past President of the Merchants Exchange of St. Louis, a member and past President of TEGMA Terminal Grain Elevators, Director and past President of the National Grain Trade Council, and a member of GEAPS Grain Elevators Association. The past 25 years he commuted to Chicago to his office in the Chicago Board of Trade and he vowed that he would never retire, he never did.
Memorial service Friday June 8th , 3pm at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood. Memorial contributions preferred to First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 W. Adams, Kirkwood, MO 63122, The American Legion or to a charity of your choice. Visitation Thursday June 7th , 4pm – 7pm at Bopp Chapel.