Billy Keith Payne

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Billy Keith Payne LUBBOCK - The family of Billy Keith Payne celebrated his return to Heavenly Father on November 8, 2013. February 24, 1946 in Lubbock, Texas, Billy was born to Henry and Lela Payne. Brothers Clarence and Kenneth Payne preceded him in death. His brother John Payne lives on Padre Island with his wife Dorcas. Billy was handpicked by his mother-in-law Elaine Buckley Speer to marry his love, Charlotte Moore Payne, on August 5, 1968 in Hawaii. Together they had two children, Summer Payne Williams and Keith Payne, both from Austin, Texas. Billy delighted in watching his grandson, Wolf Williams, performing on stage. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with his family. Serving in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner and receiving two purple hearts were among his life's accomplishments, as well as working in management for Albertsons 27 years. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers at 6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Services will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Lake Ridge Chapel at 2:00 p.m. followed by burial with military honors at Resthaven Memorial Park. To leave your words of encouragement and view tributes visit

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Lake Ridge Chapel And Memorial Designers
6025 82Nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 698-8085
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2013
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