Daniel “Brooke” Layton


Mr. Daniel “Brooke” Layton, 78, of Onancock, husband of Ethel Vermilye Layton, passed away Feb. 25, 2020, at his residence.

Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Honorable Judge Caleb Rodney Layton III and Mamie Brooke Layton. Brooke served our country in the U.S. Army and was posted in Korea after the war. He was a retired banker and loved the outdoors. He was an avid and talented painter and enjoyed spending time at their farm, Winter Quarters, in Bloxom.

Other than his wife, Ethel, Brooke is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Layton Powell, of Medford, Ore., and Jennifer Stuart Layton, of Bend, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Parker Keating Spurry, of Easton, Md.; a sister, Marie Layton Laird, of Wilmington, Del.; grandchildren, MaryAnn Powell, of Medford, Ore., Andrew Powell, of Medford, Ore., Brittney Keating Azouny, of Philadelphia, Pa., Hunter Martin Keating, of Bozeman, Mont., and Stewart McLeod Spurry and Eliza Ker Spurry, both of Easton, Md.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, R. Stewart Keating, and a brother, Rodney Caleb Layton.

Funeral services will be private.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 165, Onley, VA 23418, The Waterman’s Association,  Eastern Shore Watermen’s Association, c/o Ernest Bowden, 4219 School Road, Chincoteague, VA  23336 or Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418.

Arrangements were made by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

To sign the guest book online, visit: www.thorntonfuneralhome.net.

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