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