Hershel Layne

Hershel H. Layne

Tuesday, February 9th, 1943 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Hershel H. Layne, 77, of Black Mountain, NC, passed away October 11, 2020.

A native of Charleston, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Howard and Delphia Layne.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete Layne and Johnny Layne; and two sisters, Wilma Layne Halstead and Denise Layne Harless.

During his lifetime, Hershel was president of Capitol Paging Service in Charleston, West Virginia and owned several businesses including a funeral home in Montgomery, West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Sarajean Layne; a daughter, Tammy Haglan (Todd); a son, Jeff Layne (Wendi); step children, Linda Nealis (Mark) and Sam Capua (Anna); six grandchildren; one great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid-19, a small private viewing and graveside service will be held.
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Debra Coleman

Posted at 12:43am
I use to take care of Hershel when he lived in West Virginia. Before he lost George, Gracie and I use to go to their house and we would clean and go to the store and cook dinners. I was there with Hershel when George passed away and after that Gracie asked me if I would stay there with Hershel and take care of the house and help take care of Hershel and so I did. I did this for almost a year and then I came home to my Family and Hershel left West Virginia to marry you. I couldn't take care of him any longer, it was time for him to be on his own. I guess he made the move from here and left all of us behind. But he was still loved and thought of everyday. I learned a Lot about you from Gracie and I guess the past has a way of coming back to haunt everyone. Now two of my Dearest Friends are gone and I sit and wonder about where we would be if both were still here? I miss Gracie most of all. But I still haven't forgotten about how bad she was hurt. But things come back and when they do, it is never in a good way. Gracie passed from a broken heart, and I just wonder if Hershel did the same. Well, I've got out what I needed to say so I will wish the best for you and Thank You for letting the people that loved Hershel know about his passing.

Stacy King

Posted at 03:57pm
Seeing this truly breaks my heart . I worked for Hershel at Capitol for many many years . He was not only a great boss he was a wonderful man and friend . He did a lot for me in those years and they only
Thing he asked for in return was to keep working and Hershel I love tou

Nancy Gulley

Posted at 05:25pm
I am deeply sorry Sarajean for your loss. My prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Hershel will be greatly missed.

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