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James A. “Jim” “P-Nut” Payne

James A. “Jim” Payne, but to those who know him best, P-Nut, died Monday, January 17, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a brief and unexpected illness. He was 78.

He was born June 17, 1943 in Crestline to the late James C. and Rose M. (Arcudi) Payne. A 1961 graduate of Shelby High School, P-Nut worked at Midwest Aircraft Products Co. (MAPCO) and retired from there following a 50+ year career in the industry.

P-Nut had been a longtime Shelby Little League coach, served on their board for many years, and was always a huge supporter of Shelby baseball. P-Nut was an avid sports fan specifically rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, the Cleveland Indians, and the Boston Celtics. He was a member of the Shelby Moose Lodge #422 and Shelby Owls Nest #2553.

Jim is survived by his life partner: Stacy Crosby; 4 sons: Jeff (Abby) Payne of Shelby, John (Erin) Payne of Marshalltown, IA, Jason (Claudia) Payne of Mansfield, and Jeremy (Jamie) Payne of New Port Richey, FL; the mother of his children: Jacqueline Bauer; his grandchildren whom he adored and always supported in all of their activities: Darien, Kaylee, and Caden Payne, Brecken and Bryson Payne, Isabella Payne, and Jaxon and Journey Payne; and extended family and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene R. “Butch” Payne.

Calling hours and funeral services will be held and announced at a later date. Care for Jim and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Little League, P.O. Box 126, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on P-Nut’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Stephanie Guthrie says:

    I’m so sorry Stacy. And to the rest of P-Nut’s family. He will definitely be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

  2. Jason McCoy says:

    Jeff, John, Jayson and Jeremy,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a good man who always enjoyed coaching kids. Prayers for your family.

  3. Patty Korbas says:

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers to all.

  4. Winters Family says:

    Sending our sincere condolences to all Jim’s family & friends. Thinking of you during this difficult time, we are so sorry for your loss.

  5. Fazios says:

    P-Nut we will miss him so much he was a very good neighbor. Always looking out for Oreo our cat. Sending hugs to Stacy and family.

  6. Steve and Chris Bail says:

    Stacy and family. Condolences to all. I always had fun picking on Pnut about his beloved Cincinnati Pussycats. I’m glad he got to see them win big this year. He was a sweet and gentle man. Rest in peace.

  7. Rick Love says:

    I was very sorry to hear about Jim’s (P-Nut) passing. We were on safety patrol together when we were in grade school and attended high school together until we graduated.

  8. Nancy and Clarence Ousley says:

    Dear Family, You all have our deepest sympathy! Jim was a great guy. Praying for all of you.

  9. Jen Yates says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! P-Nut was a such a gem! Hugs, prayers and deepest sympathy to you all!

  10. Angelia says:

    I was heart broken to hear of P-Nuts passing! He is dearly loved and missed and always will be. I didn’t know him nearly long enough, but the impact he made will be life long! My deepest condolences to Stacy and his family.

  11. Debra Schiefer says:

    Prayers for the family during this time. He was a good man and will be missed, Sorry for your loss. He may be gone but never forgotten.

  12. Vince and Cathie Storms says:

    Stacy, we are so sorry to hear about P-Nut. He was a good guy for sure. We know you are missing him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

  13. Nadine Patrick says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I was the babysitter when their sons were little and always loved and felt a part of this family. My thoughts are with Jim’s family

  14. Scott Hartman says:

    We will all miss him

  15. Eddie Parsons says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Jim (P-Nuts). My brother Tom was in P-Nuts class and we spent time at his house watching Ohio State basketball. My prayers are with the family

  16. Jane Peyton says:

    Stacy so sorry for your loss. Nuts was a great guy and always missed working with him Prayers with you and his family.

  17. Brenda Williams says:

    Stacer,
    My heart goes out to and your family during this difficult time. I never met P-Nut but through conversations with you over the years, I felt like I had. I hope the comfort and strength of friends and family will help you heal one day at a time through this sad time.

  18. Mic Kempf says:

    It is with great sadness that I read about Jim’s passing. I worked with Jim many years ago at Mansfield Aircraft. We called him simply “Nuts” and he was an absolute delight to work with. My family will keep Jim and his family in our thoughts and prayers. And, to P-nut: I’ll catch up with you later.

  19. Kathy Stanton says:

    Stacy, so sorry to hear of P-Nuts passing. He was a great & easy going guy. Prayers, Love & Hugs to all of you.

  20. robie pena says:

    I am so sorry to hear about peanuts, he was a friend and a very good man. You all have my condolence.

  21. Pam Bell says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Jeff. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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