He was born in Floyd County Aug. 12, 1926, a son of the late John L. Payne and the late Maude Victoria Huckaby Payne.
Mr. Payne was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Army in the south Pacific. He was a member of the Plumber’s and Pipe Fitter’s Union Local #72 in Atlanta after over 60 years, and was a retired farmer.
Mr. Payne was member of the Community Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Carrie House, Gladys Morgan, Allie Grimes and Ruth Willingham and brothers, John Arthur Payne, D. W. Payne and Jack Payne.
He is survived by his wife, the former Nellie Jo Willingham, to whom he was married
Sept. 2, 1944; his children, Peggene Black and her husband Gary of Powder Springs, Martha Evans and her husband Quinn of Powder Springs and Stanley Payne and his wife Sherry of Rome; brothers, Frank Payne of Cave Spring and Tom Payne of Powder Springs; sister, Betty Hunt of Marietta; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. at the chapel of John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home with his brother Tom Payne officiating.
Interment will follow in the family lot of the Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers will include David Evans, John Evans, Chris Payne, Dodd Black, Austin Evans, and Ryan Payne.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.