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William Payne, Sr.

September 19, 1926 — February 15, 2019

Born in Wedowee, AL on September 19, 1926 Departed on February 15, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterWednesday February 20, 2019 5:00pm to 7:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterThursday February 21, 2019 10:30am
William Barrett "Bill" Payne, Sr.

Born in Wedowee, AL on September 19, 1926

Departed on February 15, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Wednesday February 20, 2019 5:00pm to 7:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Thursday February 21, 2019 10:30am

William Barrett "Bill" Payne, Sr., age 92 of Gallatin, TN, passed away February 15, 2019. Mr. Payne was born September 19, 1926 in Wedowee, AL, son of the late Coy and Annie Jo French Payne. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, VeeCoy Payne and Judy Medley. He is survived by wife, Marie Payne of Gallatin; sons, Wayne Payne (Lori), John Payne (Bridget) and Barry Payne (Jennifer); brother, Dexter Boozer (Gwen); sisters, Margaret Standard and Dorann McGee; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Mr. Payne was a retired U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer where he served in the 5th Battalion Seabees and in the South Pacific Theatre during WW II. He was a Master Mason and owner of Gordon's engraving, Inc.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 21st from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Peace officiating. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery located at 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 584 Nashville Pike, is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

6 Comments April Dorris February 18, 2019 at 2:58 am - Reply

Mr Payne was one of my favorite people when I went to the shop to order something he would tell me stories about WW2 I was born the day WW2 was ended and just loved his stories.So sorry he has left his family and friends but we will get to hear him again.

Tammy Davis February 18, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

Our heart goes out to your family for your precious loss. I can't take away your pain, tears and sadness. But please know we care.
"Just as a cultivator longs to see the roots of a cut-down olive tree spring up again, Jehovah God longs to restore his deceased servants and many others to life. (Matt. 22:31, 32; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) What a joy it will be to welcome back the dead and see them enjoy productive lives once again!"
(Please visit the website (JW.org) if you have anymore questions on death.)

Carney Troutt February 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

Marie, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing! It was always a pleasure to come into the shop and talk with him and you. He will be missed and you will certainly have a void in your life. I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. My family will certainly be praying for your family.
Carney

Carney Troutt February 20, 2019 at 5:29 pm - Reply

Marie, I was saddened when I saw that Bill had passed away. I knew his health was failing, but I did not realize how bad he had gotten. I always enjoyed stopping by the shop and visiting with you and Bill and will miss those visits. My family will be praying for your family during this time of sorrow.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Carney – Gallatin Police Department

NELLA ONEAL February 20, 2019 at 5:57 pm - Reply

Mr. Payne was one of my favorite patients. I loved listening to his stories about his interesting life. He was a delightful man to know. We will surely miss him.

DON MOSS February 24, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

MARIE; KATHY & I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT BILL GOING HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD. SO SORRY FOR WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. HE WAS & ALWAYS WILL BE ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING & HONEST PERSON I HAVE EVER KNOWN. HE’LL BE MISSED. HOWEVER YOUR’LL BE REUNITED ONE DAY IN HEAVEN. BILL PAYNE IN MY OPINION IS & WILL ALWAYS BE A “TRUE AMERICAN HERO”. R.I.P. ———————————SINCERELY DON & KATHY MOSS——if you need us for anything;feel free to call anytime—615-613-2496

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