Bob Payne, 80, passed away March 12, 2013. His graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Shelton Cemetery. Mr. Art Hulet and Mr. Gus Jacobi will officiate. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bob was born January 18, 1933, on a farm near Stillwater to Lloyd and Ruby (Ham) Payne.
Bob attended and graduated from Cottonwood Grade School and Stillwater Senior High School. He served his country in the early 1950s in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and traveled to various countries in Europe. Bob spent most of his life as a farmer/rancher. Several summers he worked his way cross-country to Alaska, where he did construction work. He also worked in the oil fields of Blaine County. He was a great “handyman” working for various neighbors. His most recent employment was at the Perry Livestock Auction in Perry and for the Carl Cook Cattle Company. He spent a large amount of time as the caregiver for his mother and other relatives.
Bob accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior as a young man and dedicated his life to serving God.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Mack and Jay, and nephew, Griff Payne.
He is survived by his sister Aniebel Stevenson, two nephews and five nieces, also 12 great nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.