Don L. Payne, a veteran of the Oklahoma National Guard, and resident of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life and joined his beloved Geneva on September 9, 2020 at the age of 81. Family hour will be from 1-2:00 PM on Saturday September 12, 2020 at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma. A memorial service in honor of his memory will be after the visitation at 2:00 PM. with Bro. John Heath officiating.
Don was born in Weleetka, Oklahoma on September 14, 1938 to Gordon Allow Payne and Marry Violeth (Foster) Payne. He married his partner in life Geneva (Hart) in Garland, Texas on March 18, 1983, she preceded him in death on October 11, 2017. Don proudly served the State of Oklahoma in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He was a utility construction worker by trade. Don was a member of the Baptist Faith, loved a quiet day of fishing, and building anything with his hands.
Mr. Payne is survived by his son, Kenneth Payne and wife Deborah of Sterling, Kansas, daughter, Donna Jean Henry of West Columbia, Texas, step-son, Jeff Thompson and wife Lisa of Cypress, Texas, and cherished grandchildren, Brandy Haddan of Pittsburg, Kansas, Shauna Vidaurri of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Kendrah Payne of Sterling, Kansas, Joshua Morrison of Sterling, Kansas, Jacob Morrison of Sterling, Kansas, Brendan Thompson of Lubbock, Texas, Kennan Jeloudarzaden of Cypress, Texas, and Callie Thompson of Cypress, Texas, and numerous great grandchildren.
Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, and brother, Glee D. Payne.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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