JOHN EVERETTE WILLIAM "J.P." PAYTON, 60, died on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Genesis Health care, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Clare and Dorothy Payton. As a U.S. Marine, John, served his country during Vietnam and was a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. For the past 15 years, he was employed with Stonhard. John loved football, baseball, fishing, country music, and war movies. He is survived by his children, John King and Michelle Fornell, both of Fort Wayne; siblings, Robert (Suzi) Payton of Sandy, Utah, James Payton, George Payton, Richard Payton, and Merrie (Curtis) Voltz, all of Fort Wayne, and Cherrie (Robert) Ryan of New Haven; and grandchildren, JaHavah Jackson-King, Cayden King and John King, all of Fort Wayne. He was also preceded in death by son, Curtis Fornell. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling two hours prior. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, with military honors. Preferred memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, visit www.harperfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 24, 2014