DALE R. PAYNE JR., 49, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. He was born on March 6, 1961, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are daughters, Janice Jean Jauregui, Christin Jauregui, Gabrielle Payne, and Courtney Payne; sons, Dale R. Payne III and Austin Payne; four grandchildren; mother, Janice Smith; brothers, Rick (Desi) Anderson, Dan (Sheila) Anderson, Robert Payne, Steve (Karen) Payne, Kevin (Hughie) Payne, Jack Deaton, and Marcus (Tracy) Payne; sister, Terri Draper; stepsister, Rita Smith; stepbrother, Clarence Smith Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale R. Payne Sr.; stepfather, Clarence Smith Sr.; and sisters, Rebecca Anderson, Melinda Lukins and Cheryl Sullivan. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 2, 2010