PAYNE, Bobby Lee 75, of Tampa, passed away on Jan. 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn Minor and son, James Minor. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Vivian Payne; children, Janice Saunders, Patricia Minor, David Minor, Pam Payne, Leresa Payne, Phillis Payne, and Gregory Payne; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born and raised in Del Rio, TX, Bobby has been a Tampa Bay resident since 1976. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1984 as a Senior Master Sergeant. Bobby was a member of the American Legion, Post 152 and volunteered for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Organization. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Blount and Curry West Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa. Online condolences can be made at www.blountcurrywest.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 22, 2014