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.