David Laycock

David Laycock

Dr. David E. Laycock (1932 – 2008) Obituary

Dr. David E. Laycock, 75, of Carmel, died Monday, February 4, 2008.

Dr. Laycock was born in Indianapolis October 13, 1932, to David Howe Laycock and Alice Mae Case Laycock. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 1951 and Indiana University in 1956 and 1957. He was an Optometrist in Carmel from 1958-1998. He also was co-owner of Carmel Self-Storage Center.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rosemary “Boo” Laycock; his daughters, Kelly Forey (Steven) and Kathryn “Kaki” Merritt (Christopher); grandsons, David Scott Meier and Christopher Forey; and a brother, Read Bradford. Brothers, Stan and Bob, preceded him in death.

Dr. Laycock was a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church; Indiana and American Optometric Associations; Carmel Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine; Eagle Scout National Association; life member, Charter member and one of the founders of Carmel-Clay Chamber of Commerce; Carmel Clay Educational Foundation; Board member of Union State Bank and National City Bank; life member Indiana University Alumni Association; Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at IU; Board Member of The Heroes Club, Inc. and member of Carmel-Clay Historical Society. He enjoyed model railroading, old time comedy movies, classic antique cars, riverboat travel, travel abroad and hat collecting. He built a Chris-Craft boat from a kit and from HeathKits he built two musical organs, a television set, and Hero the robot.

Calling will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday, February 10, 2008, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1402 West Main Street, Carmel, IN immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 at the church. Inurnment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church or Shrine Hospitals for Children or charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at www.crownhill.org. Arrangements entrusted to Crown Hill Funeral Home.

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