John Kerlin Payne
John Kerlin Payne, 68, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
He is survived by his fiancee', Sandria Smith; daughter, Kimberly (Payne) Miller; son-in-law, Seth Miller; father, Kerlin Payne; sister, Estelle Beach; brother, Eddie Payne; as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and other family and friends. John was a volunteer fireman for 24 years. He achieved the rank of Chief at Orlean Fire and Rescue Company. He was also a charter member of the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad, a deputy at the Fauquier Sheriff's office for over six years, and an Officer with the Warrenton Police Department for over nine years where he achieved the rank of Corporal.
He spent many years as a volunteer for Fauquier and for Culpeper Hospitals. John played Santa Clause for 25 years for churches, hospitals, nursing homes, local business and for friends and family. A memorial service will be held at Jeffersonton Baptist Church located at 18498 Springs Road, Jeffersonton, VA 22724, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012, with a reception to follow at their fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in John's memory to Orlean Fire Department, Toys for Tots or to his daughter, Kimberly Payne Miller, to assist in financial needs and to accomplish John's last wishes. Online condolences may be expressed at www.foundandsons.com
This obituary was originally published in the Culpeper StarExponent.