Christopher Paul Layfield

Christopher Paul Layfield, 41, of Harrisville, died July 7, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 13, 1973, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Robert Paul Layfield and Marcia Elaine Richards Backus.

Chris was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Harrisville. He was a collector of swords.

He is survived by his grandmother who raised him, Mary Richards; one sister, Angela Backus of Harrisville; nephews, Trenton and Tegan; niece, Anniston; uncle, Ted Richards (Rosemary); cousins, Stacey Minigh (Paul), Ryan and Reagan; several aunts and uncles; and his cat, Baby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Russell Richards and Shirley Layfield; and grandmother, Arizona Layfield.

Family graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at Cairo Masonic Cemetery, with Rev. John Frum officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s choice.