Donald Eugene Payne 1928-2018

18096Donald Eugene Payne, age 90, of Decatur died at 12:10 am Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Imboden Creek Living Center.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Don’s life will be 10:00 am Friday, September 28, 2018 at Harvest Christian Center (2199 North Water Street, Decatur, Illinois 62526) with Pastor Kirk Henneberry officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Private burial will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Harvest Christian Center. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Don was born in August of 1928 in Decatur, the son of Guy and Daisey Payne. He served in the United States Air Force. Don worked for Mississippi Valley Structural Steel as a welder and later worked in maintenance for South Side Country Club. He married Barbara Ann Morey in 1951 and she preceded him in death in 1986. He married Helen LaVerne Jones in October  of 1988.

Surviving are his wife, Helen, sons, Dennis (Debra) Payne, Kevin (Tina) Payne, Mark Payne all of Decatur; step-children, David (Tracie) Frazee of Decatur, James (Cheryl) Frazee of Denver, Colorado; Kathy Frazee of Bement, Illinois; sister, Ethel Liston of Irving, Illinois; numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; stepchildren, Daniel Frazee and John Frazee; two sisters and one brother.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff of the fourth and sixth floors at St. Mary’s Hospital and the staff at Imboden Creek Living Center.

Please sign the family guestbook.


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