Graveside services for Guy Wayne Payne, 83, of Lone Oak, were held on April 22, 2023, at Hall Cemetery in Lone Oak. Bro. Robert Cook officiated. Honorary pallbearers were John Howard Payne and Herbie Smith.
Mr. Payne died on April 17, 2023, in Greenville. He was born on June 2, 1939, in Lone Oak, to Jim and Mildred Lawson Payne. He spent his early years in Phoenix, Ariz., and graduated from Phoenix Union High School. He joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for three years. He had lived in Lone Oak for the past 58 years. He built homes, owned and operated Payne’s Exxon, and retired from the United States Postal Service after many years of service.
He is survived by daughters, Lyneita Leopold and husband Trent of Desoto and Amy Houser and husband Kevin of Lone Oak; sisters, twin sister, Leona Holleman and husband Don of Quinlan and Francis Van Buskirk of Payson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Ryan Marney and wife Sheena of Bossier City, Louisiana, Nick Marney and wife Courtney of Lone Oak, and Chelsea Adams and husband Blake of Tira; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 39 years, Gay Neita Dodd Payne; brothers, James Payne, Howard Payne, Phillip Payne, and Shirley Glen Payne; sister, Ramona Smith; seven nephews, Jimmy Wayne Payne, Frankie Payne , Lewis Dan Smith, David Payne, Wayne Gideon, Randy Payne, and Mike Payne; and niece, Jackie Van Buskirk.
Memorials may be made to Hall Cemetery Association, c/o Betty Junkin, 220 Westward Ct., Waxahachie, Texas 75167.
Services were under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Lone Oak.