Joe Glenn Payne

NETTLETON – Joe Glenn Payne, 89, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on Nov. 8, 1924, in Nettleton to Fred Payne and Jimmie Lou Monts Payne. He spent his entire life in the Nettleton area where farmed and raised his family. He worked for Tecumseh for many years as well as at local garment factories. He was a U.S. Navy veteran with service from Oct. 16, 1943 to April 6, 1946. He served on the USS West Point in Guadalcanal, and then boarded the USS Rochambeau during World War II, spending the remainder of his war time in the South Pacific. He later served in the Reserves and was an active member of the VFW the remainder of his life. He was a longtime member of the Central Grove Baptist Church in Monroe County and an avid Ole Miss sports fan. A patriotic American, he loved the outdoors, his land and all the lands surrounding Buchanan Road and Town Creek area where he raised his cattle, rode his four-wheeler, hunted and ran his dogs. He took the time to teach many of his nephews and great-nephews about cattle farming, baling hay, fixing broken down tractors and how to be a gentle, kind soul without even realizing it. He will be deeply missed by all his loved ones. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who knew him as ""Paw Paw.""
A service celebrating his life, with military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 3, at the Nettleton Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Dennis Smithey officiating. Private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon to service time at the Nettleton Chapel.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruth Edwards Payne of Nettleton; his only child, Janice Payne Peters of Nettleton; his grandchildren, E7 BMC John Nolan Peters, U.S. Coast Guard (Stephanie), Missy Gay Peters, Molly Kay Peters and Justin Alan Peters, U.S. Coast Guard; his great-grandchildren, Nick Olmstead, Cosmo Peters, Noah Glassey and Jackson Glassey; two sisters, Ruth Bishop and Jimmie Nell Kyle and a brother, Bobby Payne, all of Nettleton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins on the Payne and Monts side of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Juanita DeVall, Lottie Ritter, Olga Rogers and Leota Payne; and his brothers, Ovel Payne, Ross Payne and Frank Payne.
Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class at Central Grove.
Memorials may be made to Central Grove Baptist Church, 30298 Central Grove Road, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
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Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 840-5000

Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on June 3, 2014