Payne graduated from Woodsboro High School. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Woodsboro. He was a former member of Lion’s Club and presently Victoria Gem and Mineral Club.
He was born Sept. 20, 1935, to Pleasant P. Payne and Josie B. Younts.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James A. Payne, and one nephew, Bryan Allen Payne.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years and 11 months, Myrna L.F. Payne; two sons and their wives, C. Tracy Payne and Ruth of Raleigh, N.C., M. Scott Payne and Melody of Woodsboro; one brother, Robert Payne and his wife Marie of Seabrook; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Woodsboro.