Ralph O. Payne

PAYNE, RALPH O., 82, of Louisville, went to be with his heavenly Father, Wednesday April 30, 2014.

Ralph was a native of Breckinridge Co., KY, a U. S. Marine veteran of Korean War and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and attended Mosaic United Methodist Church.

He had retired after 33 years of service from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. and was a past master of Big Springs Masonic Lodge.

He is preceded in death by his parents, L.W. and Minnie Payne; two sisters, Katherine Gritton and Juliet McCoy.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Dean (Tucker) Payne; three sons, Michael Payne (Diana), Alan Payne (Toni) and Gary Payne (Cindy); a brother, Donald Payne; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two on the way; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. with burial in Bethany Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday.

Memorial gifts to both of his churches.

Online condolences to www.owenfuneral home.com



Funeral Home

Owen Funeral Home
5317 Dixie Highway Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 447-2600

Published in The Courier-Journal from May 2 to May 4, 2014