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Bruce Bishop Layne

Bruce Layne

September 1, 1946          ~          April 21, 2012

Bruce Bishop Layne 65, of Fountain Run, died April 21, 2012 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky. The Fountain Run, KY native was born on September 1, 1946, a son of the late Will Ellis Layne and Helen Layne, Bowling Green, KY. Mr. Layne was a retired teacher in Barren County. He taught 25 years at Austin Tracy and 3 years at the Barren County Middle School. He raised beef cattle for over 50 years starting with a 4-H project. He was members of KEA, NEA, Barren County Cattlemens, Kentucky Hereford Association, Kentucky Cattlemens Association, and National Cattlemens Association. He loved raising Herefords and Border Collies. He also loved his “I Can Class” and carried that positive attitude until the end of his cancer battle. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University. He is a member of Fountain Run Old Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and three sons, Blake Bishop (Sandy) of Bowling Green, Cody Patrick and Bo Tanner of Fountain Run, one grandson, Brandt Bishop, Bowling Green, father and mother-in-law, Stanley and Sarah Rice, of Smiths Grove, KY, brother, Chuck of Franklin, two nieces, Michelle Bishop Allen (Paul) Versailles, Courtney Brown, Bowling Green, KY, and one nephew, Hayden Bishop, Scottsville.

Graveside service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday at the Wood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday and 9:00 A.M. to Noon on Monday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Wood Cemetery in care of Patty Blevins 275 N. Combs Lane., Fountain Run, KY.

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35 Entries for Bruce Bishop Layne

  1. Lisa Adwell says:

    To the family of Bruce Layne:
    As a former student of Mr. Layne and Austin Tracy School, I have only fond memories and will never forget his “I can” classes. I still remember the time he invited the whole class to his house for a cookout, we had so much fun. He definitely was a teacher that cared. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jeff Moran says:

    To the Layne family,
    Mr. Layne was my geography teacher at ATHS in 1972, and my favorite. He took an interest in me and challenged me like few others had up to that point. I remember he passed out a word search puzzle (I think it had state names in it maybe) and announced that the first two students to find all the answers would be treated to all they could eat at the Burger Queen in Glasgow. Well, I was the third one finished but for some reason he changed his own rules and included me. He took us all home after the prize meal too – back in the day when parents didn’t have to sign any permission papers. He made me a better student which served me well in later years of my education and life in general. My family moved to Indianapolis the next year but he and I kept in touch till I got out of high school. I hadn’t corresponded with him in many years, but still today when I think of the best teachers I ever had – he is among my top 3, and I credit him for changing me from a mediocre student into a hard-working one who finished at the top of my class. I’m sure my story could be multiplied many times over because of all the lives he touched during his teaching career. Our world would be a lot different – much better – if we had more teachers, more people period, like Bruce Layne. May God bless his memory and grant comfort and strength to his loved ones.
    Jeff Moran
    722 Schmitt Rd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46239

  3. Janet And Clark says:

    Sarah, We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce wil be missed. He was a very nice person.

  4. Mary Simmons says:

    Am so sorry for your loss, he was always kind and considerate to his fellow men , and was a great teacher, Fountain Run will not be the same with out him, may God grant you the peace for this trying time.

  5. Emily Jane Burch Richey says:

    May the Lord of peace himself give you peace always! Our condolences & deepest sympathy to the Layne family during this difficult time.

  6. Joyce Proffitt Yuergens says:

    What a great man Bruce was …. So very sorry for your loss . Heaven is brighter today !

  7. Shelly Pedigo Douberteen says:

    To the Layne family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. He has always held a special place in heart, and was one of the few teachers that really made an impact on me. He never made you feel like just another student. Your entire family is in my prayers during this very difficult time.

  8. Monica " Mona" Blair says:

    Mr. Layne was my teacher at A.T., he was our teacher when we were 14 yrs old and our classmates, Greg Eaton and Goldia Williams, had their car accident. For days, class was praying, crying and talking with Mr. Layne, he allowed us to grieve, and to be kids. I have carried so many wonderful memories of those days with me, as the AT class of 1976, are now in our fiftys. I am sure that he has met up with both Greg and Goldia, along with our heavenly father . God bless you, his family at this time and always.

  9. Judy Melton Radford says:

    Mr Layne was my teacher at Austin Tracy I was in the class of 1971. I remember the name but not much about person.

  10. Mike Gillock says:

    I was saddened to hear about Mr. Layne’s passing. He was my teacher at Austin-Tracy. I always thought he was cool driving around in that Corvette. He was a positive influence on the lives of the students he taught and will always be a part of my special memories.

    Rev. Mike Gillock
    Pastor, Knight’s Chapel FWB Church
    Cookeville, TN