Preston Ted Layne
Preston Ted Layne, always was known by his middle name, "Ted," age 88, died because he just ran out of time Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Ada.
Ted is survived by his wife, Lessie McMahan, of Stratford; his son, Ted Neil Layne and wife, Debra, of Boulder, Colorado; grandson Todd Layne and wife, Jenna Layne; great-grandsons, Dash and Jax Layne and Scott Layne and wife, Tiana; great-granddaughters Tiare and Mahina Layne; his daughter Toni Jenkins of Francis and her husband, Jay Jenkins; granddaughter Lora O'Gwin; great-granddaughters Chloe and Haylee O'Gwin; and daughter Tina Dawn Pogue and Larry Crow, Ada; grandson Weston Pogue; numerous nieces and nephews; his brother, Doss Layne of Salt Lake City; and his sister, Retha Moffatt of Mabank, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pem and Thelma Layne, and his sisters Eva Lee Gordon of Atoka and Kathleen Satterfield of Wichita, Kansas.
Ted was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Ferris to parents Pem and Thelma Layne. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State College in 1963 with a teaching degree.
In 1963, he moved to Nida and accepted the first of several teaching positions. He was the principal and taught multiple classes in small schools in Oklahoma and Louisiana.
In 1969 Ted moved his family to Ada and ran the Panther Drive Inn in Latta. He moved on from there to work in the Ada school system for many years until his retirement.
He married Tommie Jean Johnson in 1951, and the couple had three wonderful children together.
Ted was a social, active man who was enjoyed laughing and telling jokes with his close friends for the majority of his life. He enjoyed hunting, singing, dancing and watching sports. His family and friends will always remember him as a generous and jovial person.
A memorial/celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Published on September 10, 2019


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Ronnie Brendle
Sep 10, 2019
Sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Many fond memories of Ted.