James C. “Jim” Payne, 82, of Missouri City, Texas, passed from this life on Sunday, January 19, 2014, after a long illness.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James R. Payne, Jr and Billie Bramlet Payne.
Jim is survived by the love of his life, Georgia White Payne, his wife and life partner of 61 years. He is also survived by their three sons: The Rev. James T. Payne (wife Deborah) and George Riley Payne; all of Missouri City, Texas, and by Michael Patrick Payne (wife Patricia) of Frisco, Texas as well as by four grand-children: Heather M. Payne; Anna Payne Rosa (husband Aaron); Michael P. Payne, Jr., and by Madison R. Payne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Thomas of Canterbury Memorial fund, 14007 South Freeway, Houston, Texas 77047. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Clayton Funeral & Burial Services, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, (281-485-4446). The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote will officiate. Private burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.