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Lawrence George Payne
1935 - 2014

Lawrence George Payne, 78, of Wichita Falls, died on Monday, May 26.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, 2014, at 10th & Broad Church of Christ with Mr. Bill Lockwood officiating.

Interment was held at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens and Brumley.

A son of the late Clarence Odie and Juanita Brakebill Payne, Lawrence was born on Sept. 24, 1935, in Megargel. He and Barbara Jo Wall were married on June 8, 1957. He was a butcher who began his career in 1952 at Central Packing Company in Wichita Falls. Throughout the years he worked for several grocery stores including Safeway, Piggly-Wiggy, Big Nine Foods and Market Street. His career spanned more than 35 years in market management. He joined the Wichita County Mounted Patrol in 1962, and served as their director for 20 years. He became a member of Jaycee Optimist Club in 1968.He served as past president of the Wichita Golden Gloves Club and was a current board member for the Wichita Falls Boys and Girls Club Alumni. He was also a board member of the Wichita County Extension Service Horse Committee and served as board member of the Red River Trail Riders Association. He enjoyed organizing and preparing cookouts for various non-profit organizations and promotions in Wichita Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his twin-brother, Clarence Payne.

Survivors include his wife of Wichita Falls; children, Cynthia Jo Payne Brake of Iowa Park, David Oren Payne of Branson, MO., and Jerry Payne of Hastings, OK; sisters, Patsy Rogers of Wichita Falls, Nancy Robinson of Burkburnett and Thelma Jackson of Haltom City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

The family suggest memorial contributions be sent to the Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls.

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