Donald L. Payne

Donald L. "Don" Payne

83, of Greenwood passed away on February 25, 2013. He was born on March 11, 1929 in Robertson County, TN a son of Willard and Mattie (Johnson) Payne. He married Helen (Touvell) Payne on September 25, 1965. She survives.

Other survivors include a son Michael L. Payne, 5 daughters; Cindy Hunsucker, Lindy Foreman, Pam Johnson, Donna McClure, Paula Spalding, a brother Carney Payne, and a daughter in law Ann Thompson.

Also surviving are 16 grandchildren; Lisa Wooten, Allison and Ginger Leding, LeAnn Burke, Angie Frey, Kaylin and Kyle McClure, Cody Youngblood, Michael Payne, Shelley Watterman, Mindy Payne, Michelle Poynter, Master Sergeant Heather Thompson, USAF, Allisa Trimmell, Jennifer Sholty, and Shawn Garris, 22 great grandchildren; Maggie, Benjamin, and James Burke, Rowan and Mason Waterman, Hayden and Nolen Ussery, Gavin Payne, Becky Cheyanne Youngblood, Hayley, Trevor, Tawhney, and Penney Ann Garris, Colin and Jerieka Sholty, Dano Kennedy, Shyanne McKinney, Qualyn Leding, Sophia Trimmell, Lauryn Craft, Ethan and Sammy Hodgins, 1 great-great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Penny Fields, 2 sons; Terry Thompson and William Payne, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.

Don served our country in the United States Army. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Fellowship. Don was a road driver for Roadway Express in Indianapolis for 56 years and was a member of Teamsters Local 135. He enjoyed Indy Car and Nascar racing. Don and Helen also enjoyed their grandpups and grandkitties.

Visitation will be at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 West Main Street, Greenwood on Thursday, February 28 from 10:00 - 1:00 with the service starting at 1 PM. Burial will be at Washington Park East. The Reverend Mickey Roy will officiate.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wheeler Mission Ministries, 205 E. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or Riley Children's Foundation in honor of Becky Cheyanne, 30 South Meridian Street #200, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or to Mt. Pleasant Christian Fellowship, 2425 South Emerson Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46143.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 27, 2013