Ralph Emerson Layne, 79, born in Akron, Ohio, he died March 11, in Pflugerville, Texas, surrounded by family and friends.
Having grown up in Jenkins, he was graduated in the class of 1956 from Jenkins High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University.
He was married to Barbara Owens in 1959.
Ralph spent his career in sales of various types, broadcasting, sports and entertainment emcee and several entrepreneurial endeavors. Always quick with a joke, or a story about the lighter side of life, he liked to bring a smile to others.
Mr. Layne is survived by a sister, Barbara Adkins; three children, Autumn, Carl, and Barton; four grandchildren, Carla Pastorio, Rachael, Ava, and Madison Layne; and one great-grandson, Holden Waller.