David Lee Laytart, Sr., 68, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, July 1, 2024, at 11:40 a.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health since October, 2023.

David was born June 16, 1956, in Washington Court House to Lang and Vivian Livingood Laytart.  He was a 1974 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement, he was a printer for Rotary Stock Forms in Greenfield and later Hillsboro.  He had also worked at Home Depot.  Following his retirement, he was a security guard at the Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House.

He was a proud volunteer firefighter for the City of Washington Court House for 32 years.  David was an avid bicyclist and he also sold and repaired bicycles.  He formerly had been a foster parent.

David was a member and former deacon at the South Side Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death his father; mother and stepfather, Vivian and Bob Kibler; a sister, Nancy Howland; a son-in-law, Sean Groves; a brother-in-law, Ron Gravett and his best friend, Rollo Marchant.

David is survived by his wife, the former Vicki Ann Hayner whom he married February 16, 1975; four children, David (Lisa Sweeney) Laytart, Jr., Tammy Groves, Nate (Hanna Smith) Laytart, all of Washington Court House and Katrina (Jay Harper) Bowman of Logan, Ohio; two grandchildren, Allison (Cody) Ferrell and Bryson (Sasha) Laytart; a great granddaughter, Winnie, to be born in September, a brother and sister-in-law,  Benny and Shirley Laytart, of Washington Court House; a sister, Dr. Linda Gravett of Cincinnati and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral, followed by the firefighter’s last call and bell ceremony, will be Friday, July 5, 2024. at 1 p.m. at the South Side Church of Christ with Todd Maurer, involvement minister at the church, officiating.  Cremation will follow the services.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations for final expenses may be made to the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, 554 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.


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  • Rob Reeves says:

    Losing Dave will leave a hole in my heart. I’ve known Dave since high school, partly through mutual friends. He has always been a great friend. He’s helped me find the right bicycle and showed me how to repair it and others. A very active man, even when he was not on a bike. I know he has was a positive influence on everyone he met. I will miss him dearly.