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Harold E. Payne, 81 of Bluefield, WV died Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. Born January 2, 1936 at Blackie, VA he was a son of the late Alex and Susie Blankenship Payne. He retired from the US Navy after 30 years of service, and also retired from Applied Industrial Technology at Vansant, VA. Mr. Payne was a member of Barns Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janie Smith; brothers, Thurmon and James Payne; brothers in law, Jimmy Smith and Bobby Cochran.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Carol Payne; son, Howie Payne and wife, Mimi of Asheboro, NC; daughter, Elizabeth Brewster and husband, Jason of Bluefield, WV; sisters, Juanita Cochran and Sue Garcia both of Bristol, TN, Jean Adkins and husband, Bill, Rita Baldridge and husband, Rick, and Betty Payne all of Tazewell, VA; brothers, John Payne and wife, Cathy of Bluefield, VA, Ted Payne and wife, Joyce of Eden, NC, Kenny Payne and wife, Tammy of Bristol, TN, and Luther Payne and wife, Terri of Hickory, NC; grandchildren, Nick Mason of Bluefield, WV and Luke Payne of Asheboro, NC; two special nieces, Sarah Swart of Canton, GA and Ann Deeds of West Palm Beach, FL; sister in law, Ruth Payne of Bluefield, VA; and his extended family.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 PM Monday, November 20, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with the Reverend Creighton Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA where military graveside rites will be conducted by Barns Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell, VA and the US Navy Honor Guard. Pallbearers are James Payne, Jr., Richard Baldridge, Rick Baldridge, Robert Baldridge, Nick Mason, Luke Payne, Robbie Harris, and Jason Brewster.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be directed to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 1430, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on November 17, 2017
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