Matt Layne


SOUTH PITTSBURG John Matthew Layne, 40, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital.A graduate of Marion County High School, he went on to study at the University of Tennessee and Hobart Welding Institute where he earned his certification as a welder. He managed cattle farms and worked in construction and metal fabrication. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jasper. Matt loved golf, fishing and hunting and was a member and avid supporter of Ducks Unlimited.He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye P. Layne; and grandparents, Frances P. Layne and "Shade" and Dolly Pressnell.He is survived by his father, John P. Layne, Jr. and wife, Helen S. Layne, of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; sister, Bonnie L. McKinney and husband, Chris, of Rossville, Ga.; grandfather, John Parker Layne, Sr., of South Pittsburg; step-brother, Paul M. Mayo and wife, Andrea, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; step-sister, Kristi Riley, of Flintstone, Ga.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.Private funeral services were held on Sunday, July 14, at Cumberland View Cemetery in Kimball.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association, Southeast TN Chapter, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421 or a favorite charity.Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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