His CB handle was “Mochanic.”
He had a strong desire to live and had survived kidney dialysis for nearly 31 years, holding a record in the state of Tennessee. When first diagnosed with kidney failure, dialysis was not available in this area. He traveled three times a week to Nashville for treatment.
He was a stonemason by trade and attended Lakeview Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hoyle Gene Payne; paternal grandfather and grandmother, Lee and Hazel Payne; maternal grandfather and grandmother, Sammie Lee and Edna Mae Shelton; and stepson, Jeremy Leon Payne.
He is survived by his wife, Polly Ann Payne of Cleveland; mother, Edith Payne Bates of Cleveland; two sons: Jason William Payne of Clayton, Ala., and Jessie Gene Payne Jr. and wife, April Payne, of Cleveland; six grandchildren; two brothers: Michael Eugene Payne and Alvin Calhoun and wife, Kim Calhoun, all of Cleveland; two sisters and their spouses: Dana and Hossein Tofangsazan of Los Gatos, Calif,. and Donna and Joe Chastain of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Dustin Wilds and A.C. Cooper officiating.
Interment will follow in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Brad Hampton, Matthew Bawgus, Scottie Payne, Chandlier Rogers and Dustin Duckett will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends today, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Payne family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.