He was a follower of Christ and a loving husband, daddy, papaw and brother.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Arthur Edward and Lena Ann Payne; and brother, Michael Lynn Payne.
He received great joy from spending time with his beloved grandsons and gardening.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Wanda Payne; daughter, Darena and son-in-law, Scott Dorsey; two greatly treasured grandsons: Nicholas and Gage Dorsey; sister, Judy Byers; brother and sister-in-law, Brent and Charlotte Payne; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Kathy Payne; mother-in-law, Ruth Lindsey; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the North Ocoee Street Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Kevin Mendel officiating.
Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
We encourage you to share your memories and or condolences with the family by going to www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.