I'm sorry that I'm so out of it but I just learned about Steve's passing. I knew he was sick off and on as as talked a few times on the phone during his illness. I met Steve when we were next door neighbors in the office on Denton Tap. The termostat was in my office so we talked a lot. We stayed in touch over the years. I really enjoyed taliking to Steve and always planned to have him design and build my house. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I wish you all the best. Jim Morris
Steve leased his office in Coppell where I was the property manager. He was a wonderful man and always spoke highly about you and his daughter. I never met either one of you, but I feel that I know you. What sad news that I heard today. You are in my prayers.
What a beautiful life and tribute. It was an honor for our team at Faith Hospice to help care for him. Marla, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathies to you and Erin.
It says everything about Steve that he could leave his hometown so long ago, go out of state for college, and settle down hundreds of miles away, but still command the the thoughts, affections, and love of so many of us who knew him as a teenager in Kirkwood so long ago.
Our thoughts are with your family at this time of loss, words can not express... Steve was a wonderful man and this is a great loss for all of us, he will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege to know and enjoy his friendship. Prayers for healing and strength for all.
Marla and Erin- words cannot express our sadness in your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayer go out to Marla , Erin and the family.
Marla, I remember meeting Steve at a Pig Dinner at KSU and we have all been friends since that day in 84'.
We will miss Steve terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Debbie and Dave
I know you are in heaven, but I wish you were still here.
I love you as a friend, builder of hopes and dreams and truly a man of unwavering ethics.
I will miss your beautiful smiling eyes, (which lit up even more when you talked about Marla and Erin) your smile, and most of all our long chats about raising kids, housing and everything including the kitchen sink :-)
I will miss texting with you during the K-State football games, you always had a positive and calm attitude no matter what the situation. You have left a beautiful legacy that I know will live on in the hearts of many many people forever.
May this Light represent the Light of Steve Payne. A Bright and Illuminating spirit to his Loved ones, Family, Friends and community.
Steve....such a great classmate. Remember him as being such a nice, genuine guy. Thoughts and prayers for comfort go to his wife, daughter, parents and extended family.
Mary Osmack Palmer (Kirkwood 1978 Grad)
Marla, Erin and The Payne Family we pray that you have the courage to overcome the loss of a husband, father and son. We will miss having Steve around. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
Greta & your ACA Family
It was my distinct pleasure to have worked with Steve over an extended period of time, both as his client when he was at Hodges and as his supervisor when he was at Halff. I grew to respect Steve as an architect and as a person. He passed from this world far too early. I wish you and Erin every possible blessing going forward.
Marla and Erin, you are in our prayers and thoughts. We will truly miss Steve's smile and calm nature. We send much love and many prayers for you and your family.
Marla, Erin and all the Paynes: We are so sorry and words cannot express our sorrow. Please know he is remembered and loved. Erin, he was a great dad, I know, he was my pledge dad. He made a difference in our lives.
Steve was not just a fraternity brother, he was a real brother in every sense of the word. There is a gaping hole in our FIJI/KSU family. Love to Marla, Erin and all family.
I'm so very sorry that Steve passed away. It doesn't seem that long ago we were all at K-State together. I'll always remember the twinkle in his eye, especially when he looked at Marla. Soul mates, no doubt about it. I pray your family finds peace, patience and strength from each other and all who love you Marla, always.
There are no words to describe how much we will miss Steve or how deep our love is for his family, Marla and Erin. Forever Friends
My thoughts and prayers to Marla and family.
I'm so very sorry to hear that Steve passed away. Doesn't seem that long ago we were all at K-State together. As Marla's roommate our freshman year, I can tell you it was something to watch Steve and Marla fall in love. Soul mates, no doubt about it. Steve was so smitten.
Marla, please know you and your family remain in my prayers.