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 Willie Lee Payne

Willie Lee Payne

Death 3 Aug 2011 (aged 85–86)
Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 74452115 · View Source
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DUNCAN — Willie Lee "Bill" Payne

Dec. 20, 1924 - Aug. 3, 2011

Willie Lee "Bill" Payne, 86 of Duncan, Okla., died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6th at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that friends visit them at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (not at the home)

Born Saturday, December 20, 1924 in Duncan, he was the son of Harry Carl and Caroline "Carrie" (Cover) Payne. He married Betty Jo Wilson on Aug. 19, 1948 at Wichita Falls, Texas. She preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1996.

He was a veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor, serving in the United States Marine Corps.

As a lifetime farmer and rancher, he was a member of the Cattleman's Association, Stephens County Alfalfa Hay Growers Association, American Legion and The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Surviving family includes daughter, Lee Johnson and David Senger of Katy, Texas, a grandson, Specialist Chris Johnson of Monterey, Calif., brother-in-law, Earl Wilson of Loco, Okla., sisters-in-law and spouses, Loretta and Kenneth McCalmant, Helen and Charles Allen, Dorothy Wilson and Opal Wilson all of Duncan and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Junior Payne and Paul Payne.

Pallbearers will be: Bill Bunn, Lyndel Strain, David Hale, Jerry Allen, Butch Allen, Larry McCalmant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: Taylor LeNorman/McCasland Cancer Center of Duncan, c/o Cancer Center Fund, 3401 West Gore Blvd, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505.

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  • Added: 4 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74452115
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Lee Payne (1925–3 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74452115, citing Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Oklahoma Grave Walkers (contributor 47101608) .