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Donald "Don" Gene Payne

March 31, 1947 August 11, 2019
Donald "Don" Gene Payne
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Obituary for Donald "Don" Gene Payne

Donald “Don” Gene Payne, 72 years of age of Cedar Bluff, VA passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his home. Born March 31, 1947 in Jolo, WV, he was the son of the late Isiah “Red” Payne and Mary Ellen Hatfield Payne.

Don was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict; he was a proud family man and was cut from a cloth that is no longer made, he worked hard for everything he had and put his family before all else. He was a member of the UMWA and was an avid outdoors man enjoying four-wheeling, horse riding, and having a good time with family and friends. Loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Stephanie Payne, one brother, James Willard Payne and two sisters, Connie Faye McKinney and Iris Ann Cooper.

Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 47 years Ruby McGuire, two daughters, Karen Payne of Cedar Bluff, VA and Megan Bailey of Wardell, VA; one son, Brian Payne and wife Jennifer of Tazewell, VA; one sister Anita Vance of Princeton, WV; and three brothers, Herbert Payne of Jolo, WV, Roland Payne of Milton WV, and Leon Payne of AZ.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Winter Baker, Jessica Payne, Logan Payne, Gavin Bailey, KJ Hudler, Tyler Bailey, and Micaela Payne; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Donald Gene Payne will be conducted at 12:0 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Three Forks Church of the Living God in Jolo, WV with Pastor Pete Woods officiating. Full Military Rites by the VFW #7360 and the John Ratliff American Legion #164 will be given at the Simeon L. Payne Cemetery on Keen Ridge in Grundy, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Payne, Logan Payne, Jimmy Lee Drake, Gavin Bailey, Andrew McClanahan, and Gary “Red” Leasure. Honorary pallbearers will be David Payne, Tyler Bailey, and KJ Hudler.

The family will receive friends at the Three Forks Church of the Living God on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 starting at 6:00 p.m. with an evening service to begin at 7:00 p.m.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses of MSA Hospice for the loving care they gave Don. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of Mr. Donald “Don” Gene Payne have entrusted the care of their loved one to the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, Virginia.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Aug

6:00 PM 8/13/2019 6:00:00 PM
Three Forks Church of God

Three Forks
Jolo, WV 24850

Evening services will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Three Forks Church of God
Three Forks Jolo 24850 WV
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

14

Aug

12:00 PM 8/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
Three Forks Church of God

Three Forks
Jolo, WV 24850

Three Forks Church of God
Three Forks Jolo 24850 WV
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Simon L. Payne Cemetery Final Resting Place

Compton Mountain Road
Paynesville, WV

Paynesville WV
United States
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