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Willie Lee "Billy" Payne

Male 1924 - 2011  (86 years)


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  • Name Willie Lee "Billy" Payne  [1
    Nickname Billy 
    Born 20 Dec 1924  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 2011  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Military discharge of a Willie Lee Payne is recorded in Stephens County Courthouse Book 6, page 509. Not viewed.

      Willie Lee "Bill" Payne, 86 of Duncan, Okla., died on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan.

      Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6th at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

      The family requests that friends visit them at the funeral home Friday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (not at the home)

      Born Saturday, December 20, 1924 in Duncan, he was the son of Harry Carl and Caroline "Carrie" (Cover) Payne. He married Betty Jo Wilson on August 19, 1948 at Wichita Falls, Texas. She preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1996.

      He was a veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor, serving in the United States Marine Corps.

      As a lifetime farmer and rancher, he was a member of the Cattleman's Association, Stephens County  Alfalfa Hay Growers Association, American Legion and The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

      Surviving family includes daughter, Lee Johnson and David Senger of Katy, Texas, a grandson, Specialist Chris Johnson of Monterey, Calif., brother-in-law, Earl Wilson of Loco, Okla., sisters-in-law and spouses, Loretta and Kenneth McCalmant, Helen and Charles Allen, Dorothy Wilson and Opal Wilson all of Duncan and numerous nieces and nephews.

      He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Junior Payne and Paul Payne.

      Pallbearers will be: Bill Bunn, Lyndel Strain, David Hale, Jerry Allen, Butch Allen, Larry McCalmant.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: Taylor LeNorman/McCasland Cancer Center of Duncan, c/o Cancer Center Fund, 3401 West Gore Blvd., Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
    Person ID I5767  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Harry Carl Payne,   b. 4 Feb 1898, Stephens County, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1957, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Caroline "Carrie" Suzanne Cover,   b. 21 Jan 1902, Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1984, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1920  Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Vol. 6, Stephens County Marriage Book:, Lic. # 112 Harry C. (Carl) Payne to Carrie Cover on 8-4-1920 He was described as of Cruce, Oklahoma
    Family ID F2885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Jo Wilson,   b. 22 Feb 1929,   d. 30 Nov 1996, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1948  Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F2997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1924 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1948 - Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 2011 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Payne Brothers, Carl, Willie and Paul James ca 1930's
    Payne Brothers, Carl, Willie and Paul James ca 1930's
    Carl, Bill and Paul were all sons of Caroline Cover and her husband, Harry Carl Payne
    PAYNE FAMILY REUNION - 1927
Home of Aunt Annie (O'Neill) Sparks - 
303 Hickory, Duncan, Oklahoma
    PAYNE FAMILY REUNION - 1927 Home of Aunt Annie (O'Neill) Sparks - 303 Hickory, Duncan, Oklahoma
    This 1927 Payne Reunion photo is of 41 people. On September 21-23, 1999, Charles R. Strong along with his mother, Anna Laura "Rooney" (Payne) Strong and two aunts – Dora Fay (Payne) Pierce-Yeager and Lois Marie (Payne) Hanna reviewed the picture. The late Lewis Adair Payne had already prepared his own list identifying all persons. Both list had errors. Mary Gwendolyn “Marilynn” (Payne) Wade of Marlow later helped Charles Strong reconcile the two lists and correct some errors. One reason for differences in the two lists was due to the existence of two pictures, which were almost, but not exactly, identical. This photo slightly differs from Aunt Annie’s version.

    . NOTE-The list below is numbered left to right - top to bottom. The first number is sequential in total, and the
    second number is position within the row.

    TOP ROW
    1 1 Paul Puckett, Boy living with Hattie (Brown) Payne.
    2 2 Mabel Lyles
    3 3 Baby is Mary Gwendolyn “Marilynn” (Payne) Wade.
    4 4 Joseph Ray “Jodey” Payne Jr.
    5 5 Virginia (Payne) Hardin - d. of Walter W., # 22 below
    6 6 Vera (Payne) Roberts-Young, -d. of Walter W. #22 and mother of #30 below
    7 7 Mary Ethyl (Payne) Benton-Madison-Parker. d. of W. W. # 22
    8 8 Claude Chadwick Payne
    9 9 Ruth Hazel Witherspoon-d. of Mable (Gentry) Witherspoon, d. of John Price Gentry.
    10 10 Florence Scott d. of # 23 Lou Payne Scott & niece of W.W. Payne
    11 11 Marvin Walter Payne Sr. Father of #'s 8, 28, 37, & 38
    12 12 Gracie (Gentry) Payne Wife of # 11 Marvin W. Payne
    13 13 Rene Gentry - s. of Frank Melton and Ada (Jones) Gentry, and nephew of Gracie #12
    14 14 Edna (Surginer) Payne, First wife of John Earl (Dukie) Payne
    15 15 John Earl, (Dukie) Payne
    16 16 Caroline "Carrie" (Cover) Payne
    17 17 Harry Carl Payne,Sr.

    MIDDLE ROW
    18 1 William "Billy" West - Grandson of # 23, Louise (Payne) Scott
    19 2 Joseph Ray Payne, s. of Wm. Henry H. Payne
    20 3 C. Frank Payne, Brother to # 11, Marvin W. Payne Sr.
    21 4 Annie (O'Neill) Sparks, Wife of #26
    22 5 Walter Winkle Payne
    23 6 Louise "Lula" (Payne) Scott
    24 7 Hattie (Brown) Payne
    25 8 Orville Scott
    26 9 James Rufus Sparks f. of # 33, Mary Pat (Sparks) Kubic

    BOTTOM ROW
    27 1 Anna Laura "Rooney" (Payne) Strong
    28 2 Mary Olive (Payne) Thompson
    29 3 Mary Ethyl (Benton) Jones
    30 4 Clifford "Bosco" Roberts
    31 5 Virginia Payne, sister to # 4 above, and d. of Joseph R. & g.d. Wm. H. H. Payne ?
    32 6 Dora Fay (Payne) Pierce - Yeager
    33 7 Mary Pat (Sparks) Kubik
    34 8 Francis Hardin, d. of Virginia Payne Hardin, # 5 above, (in lap of Mary Pat)
    35 9 Thelma (Gentry) Callaway - d. of Edgar J. Gentry & g.d. of Wm. M. Gentry
    36 10 Lois Marie (Payne) Hanna
    37 11 Lewis Adair Payne
    38 12 Marvin Walter "Snort" Payne Jr. in Lewis' lap.
    39 13 Willie Lee "Billy" Payne ?
    40 14 Paul James Payne
    41 15 Jean Bruce (Benton) Turner

  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.