Anthony Tony Payne

Payne obit

Anthony Tony Payne 67, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Feb. 16, 1950, in Bellefontaine, a son of James C. and Yuriasan (Edwards) Payne.

He was a 1969 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and worked as a funeral home assistant in Bellefontaine, West Liberty and Lima with over 20 years of service. Survivors include his brothers Rick (Dee Hassel) Payne, Jeff (Joetta Spain) Payne; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jocelyn K. Payne Brown; brother, Jimmy Payne; nephew Eric Payne; grandparents, Donald and Frances Payne.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Jennings Farley & Seeley Funeral Home & Crematory, 5591 S. State Routt 68, West Liberty, OH 43357. Private burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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