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James Russell Laycock

May 30, 1941 - September 3, 2016

A reception will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, in Sweet Home Funeral Chapel’s reception room.

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James Russell Laycock, 75, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, September 3. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Russell Newton and Vivian Carol (Roisen) Laycock.

Jim, his baby brother, and their parents moved from Minneapolis to Yucaipa, CA when Jim was about seven years old. He attended Redlands High School in Redlands, CA. He lived in Southern California, then he settled in the Sacremento area of Northern California to work in the sheet metal trade.

James “Jim” Russell Laycock

After retiring from the trades, Jim started a family-run business called Tin Man Metal Products. He designed and built specialty pooper scoopers, traveling and selling them at dog shows up and down the West Coast. Jim and his family moved to Sweet Home, OR in 1991, bringing the business with them. After 15 years of running the business, he retired, much to the disappointment of his customers.

With his new-found time, he was able to focus on his hobbies, which included collecting memorabilia from his youth and building an HO train display. All along, Jim had been an avid sports fan, watching his favorite teams the LA Dodgers, the LA Rams, the LA Lakers, and USC football. His most favorite thing of all was spending time with his two granddaughters, Ashley and Sarah.

James is survived by wife of 30 years, Molly Laycock; son Jeff Laycock and wife Debbie; daughter Wendy and husband Paul Lebeck; daughter Lauren and granddaughters Ashley and Sarah Morrelli; brother David Laycock and sister-in-law Lynda; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and playful and loving chocolate lab Coco.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Newton Laycock, and Vivian “Mickey” Carol Roisen.

A reception will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, in Sweet Home Funeral Chapel’s reception room.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.