Richard Lee Laymon, 52, of Edmeston, NY, passed away peacefully, at the home of his son, Ryan in Mountville, PA. He was the son of Darwin Laymon, Unadilla Forks, NY and the late Gloria Coy Goslin. Richard was a very skilled, self-employed carpenter who could build a house from start to finish. He was the most hard working and determined person, and he took pride in his work. Richard was a loving father, brother, son and friend. He loved to help others, was known by many, and was loved by anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him.
Richard was an avid hunter who had a true passion for the sport. He would have lived in the woods if he could. Over the years he has bagged bear, turkey, deer and this fall, his first elk. He owned his own archery shop connected to his house, for family and friends, and also taught bow hunter safety courses.
Surviving in addition to his father, two sons: Ryan Lee Laymon, companion of Sheila Barrett, Mountville; Matthew Kory (Sienna) Laymon, Edmeston, NY. Three brothers: Terry (Luanna) Steele, Ithaca, NY; Steve (Karen) Laymon, North Carolina; Patrick Moorse, Ithaca, NY. Five sisters: Cristine Weeks, West Virginia; Sue (Shawn) Getchell, New Berlin, NY; Pam Misch, West Virginia; Jessie Watson, Oneida, NY; and Bobbi Jo Moorse, Whitesboro, NY. One granddaughter: Scarlett Irene Laymon. One sister-in-law: Mindy Laymon, West Edmeston, NY. He was preceded in death by one brother: Darwin Laymon, Jr.
The Memorial Service will be held at Second Baptist Church, Edmeston, NY, on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.