Joe Wilson Laymon, 88, of Statesville, N.C., died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his home.

He was born October 30, 1931, in Davie County to the late Arleth B. Laymon and Evelyn Rollins Laymon. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gelaine Bell, and a brother, Wayne Laymon.

Joe was retired from Lilly Company in sales and service and had served his country in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Joe enjoyed raising beagles, rabbit hunting and working on vehicles. He loved his dog, Ollie, and especially enjoyed being at home with his family, whom he loved very much.

He leaves behind a loving wife, Rachel Johnson Laymon; daughter, Kelly (Eric) Feimster; sister, Kay (Ed) Sellers; brother, Donald (Ella) Laymon; and other family members.

A Graveside Service will be held for Mr. Laymon on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Darren Johnson and Rev. William Wease officiating. The family will visit with family and friends in the Fellowship Hall following the burial.

Memorials may be made to Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 175 Hebron Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Laymon family.