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

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