Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

James H. Payne

James H. Payne, age 76, of 2597 Myers Road, Shelby, Ohio died Saturday, February 10, 1996 at his home after a long illness.

He was born February 2, 1920 in Varilla, Kentucky the son of Fred and Bertha (Robbins) Payne.

Mr. Payne was a retired employee of Metal Fabrication Division, North American Operations (General Motors) Mansfield-Ontario Plant, and was a member of the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #24 of Baltimore, Maryland.

He was a 49 year Mason, belonging to the Shelby Masonic Lodge #350 F.and A.M., Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Niagara Falls, New York, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Buffalo, New York, Shelby Shrine Club, Aladdin Temple of Columbus, and was a former “T” Totaler with Al Koran Temple of Cleveland.

He was a Navy Veteran of WWII serving on the USS Salt Lake City and was a member of George Broderick Post #291 Shelby V.F.W. He attended the Freewill Baptist Church.

Mr. Payne is survived by his wife, Mattie M. (Howard) Payne, whom he married on November 23, 1940; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr. and Ethel Payne of Shelby; Michael and Judy Payne of Maryland; Bruce and Wilma Payne of Thompson Station, Tennessee; 1 daughter, Mossie Sue Payne of Shelby; 6 granddaughters, Tabitha Payne Hocker, Carey Beth Prater, Wanda Roberts, Jayme Marie Payne, Andrea Michelle Payne, and Natalie Nicole Payne; 2 grandsons, William Saylor and James Michael Bruce Payne; 4 great grandchildren. 1 brother, Hobart Payne of Montgomery, Illinois; 3 sisters, Louise Brooks of Corbin, Kentucky, Irene Saylor of New Albany, Indiana, and Angelene Hensley of Monroe, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by twin daughters, Wanda and Joyce Payne; a grandson, Johnny Ray Saylor Payne; a sister, Marie Payne Saylor; and a brother Millard Payne.

Calling hours will be on Monday from 6-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby and also one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at the Taylortown Community Church with Rev. Doug Tackett and Rev. Monty Perry officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by the Shelby Masonic Lodge at 8:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors.

Memorial expressions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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