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Joseph Edward Layfield
DEXTER Joseph Edward Layfield, 65, passed away June 18, 2013 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital due to complications from his exposure to Agent Orange. He was born February 27, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of John and Anna (Scollon) Layfield.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the 25th Infantry Division, stationed in CuCHi. He served honorably and received 2 bronze stars with Oak Leaf Clusters for his brave service to his country, and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle. He also served as a member of the Philadelphia National Guard for an additional 10 years.

He was a member of Poulliot-Sevey Post American Legion in Dexter. Joseph was a 100 per cent service connected disabled veteran and was always proud of his contribution and sacrifice to his country. He worked for the American Can Company in Philadelphia for 19 years until the plant closed, and then chauffeured limousines until he was forced to retire due to a severe car accident that left him permanently disabled. He moved to Dexter with his family in 2003 to live out the remainder of his days in peace and quiet.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lorraine (Edwards) Layfield; his daughter Lisa Layfield; grandson Joseph Layfield; and sister Joy Layfield, all of Dexter. He was one of 7 children, including the late John Layfield, his surviving brother Jerome Layfield, the late James Layfield, his surviving brother Jay Layfield, the late Jeffrey Layfield, and their spouses, Kathy, Sandy, Debra, and Pat; 17 nieces and nephews; 20 great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and dear family friends.

There will be no services. The family asks that no flowers or mass cards be sent. They ask instead that donations be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036; or at

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