Layton M. Bryant

January 4, 1935 - April 9, 2013
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On Tuesday, April 9th, at 3:00 pm, Layton M. Bryant passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in El Sobrante, CA.

“Red”, as he was known for most of his life, was a former Reserve Officer with the San Pablo Police Department while working for American Standard in Richmond.

Before retiring in 1991, Layton was a Teamster driving for Loomis Armored Car Service.

Known worldwide as the host of the ham operators’ “Uncle Herb’s Do Drop Inn” on CQ100. N6UMG’s wit and humor will be missed on several continents. He was also a member of the Contra Costa Communications Club.

As a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed by many, including his wife of 49 years, Janice Horsman Bryant; his son Gary; three grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, and Amy Bryant as well as his great-grandchildren, Madison Smith, Alexis and newborn Aleah Bryant. He will be especially missed by his daughter-in-law Deborah.

Layton’s ashes will be buried with his father on April 19, 2013 at 10 am in the Vista Lawn section of the Sunset View Cemetery at Colusa and Fairmount in El Cerrito, CA.

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Born: January 4, 1935
Died: April 9, 2013

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Dave & Pat Newman posted on 4/17/13

I'll miss my buddy Red. Had a lot of good times with Red, Tommy and Harry at Caspers in Richmond. Always had a smile on his face and was a great friend. I'll miss you very much Red. May you rest in peace, may God bless you and take care of Jan.


Joe Thompson posted on 4/17/13

May St. Peer welcome you with open arms Red.


Ron & Ann Moriarty posted on 4/17/13

Who could forget his laugh, Layton (RED) always had way about him that made you feel good. He never gave up, and he will be missed by all who loved him. Rest well my friend, and God Bless all your loved ones. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7”. May God be with you Janice, and give you comfort... Ron & Ann Moriarty VA3NY & VA3OY Barrie, Ontario Canada


Thomas Dorricott posted on 4/17/13

To Layton's family I send my condolences.


Joe Lanier KE5NYS posted on 4/17/13

Layton (Red) N6UMG was a super special Ham Radio friend to all of us on the "Uncle Herb's Dew Drop Inn" net. Plus, his sidekick, Jan (Ham Granny) has always been an extra special addition to the team! 73 Red, we'll miss you greatly, but you are with some Silent Key friends now that we all know...and as Ray Comfort has said, passing for Christians is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.


Noel Houghton 2e0twz posted on 4/17/13

Red. Dear freind we will miss you very much-no more qso which we enjoyed with you and Jan our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. God Bless-Noel-Sheila --UK


N3RNS posted on 4/17/13

:red was a very good friend of mine I will miss him We talked on cq100 got along well and enjoyed knowing him.