Mr. Herbert Ralph “Tag” Payne, age 87, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Payne was a native of Washington County and son of the late Vernon Columbus & Myrtle Garst Payne. In addition to his parents, Mr. Payne was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Light Payne and two brothers, Robert Bruce Payne and Clyde Lee Payne.
He attended Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.
Mr. Payne was a United States Army Veteran having served as Sergeant during World War II. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and World War II Victory Ribbon.
He retired from AFG Industries after 31 years of service and enjoyed farming all his life.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Vernon “Bo” & Alisa Payne, Telford; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Shelia & Randy Cloyd, Johnson City and Becky & Rick Garst, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Greg Cloyd, Chris Garst, Katie Fox, and Melinda Collins; great-grandchildren, Raina Cloyd, Harley Cloyd, Jake Fox and Lyndee Fox; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Dykes and Pastor Russell Junior Payne officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Boone Dam Post 4933.
Pallbearers will be Chris Garst, Greg Cloyd, Jerome Light, Larry Garst, Mark Garst and Buddy Day. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Huffine, Jeff Payne, John Garst and Leonard Shelton.
The family would like to send special thanks to his caregivers and all the staff of James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for a job well done.
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EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES
Bo and Family, sorry to hear about your Dad, our prayers are with you all.
Sheila & Becky & Bo I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I have so many fond memories of both your mom and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Bonnie
Becky my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tag and Betty were friends of my folks, Anne and Preston ... I am wishing him God's speed to those beautiful fields which lie beyond this life ...
So sorry for your loss! I am praying for your family.
Teresa milhorn and john coomer
sorry to hear about the Lost of your dad ....but know more pain and know more sicking anymore
Earl and Connie Creasy
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family for
your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and
Artavan T. Hart
Sheila, death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. God Bless
Mary Shepherd Simmons
To the Payne family, so sorry about your loss. Tag was a good man, I remember him growing up and living across from his mother. Tag would visit my dad alot and dad enjoyed his visits. Dad does not know yet it is extremely hard to get a hold of dad, he is always out and about. I am sure he sends his prayers to your family. May God Bless your family.
I love you Shelia, Becky and Bo. Uncle Tag has a special place in my heart. God Bless and Comfort all of you and your families.
Shelia and Becky,
My thoughts and prayers are with the you and your families during this time.
I remember farming with Tag,Vern, Mowhawk and Gene back
in the 60's. Tag was a true gentleman who had a positive
influence on the youngsters he worked.. I've cherished the
times since that our paths have crossed. We'll miss you Tag.
Till we meet again.
Jeff @ Peggy Payne
Just wanted to say how sorry we are for the Lost of your Dad.He was a good man an Uncle.If there is anything We can do during this time of lost, please let us know.
kyle, barbara, @ joshua sneyd
BECKY,SHELIA,BO. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT UR DAD. HE IS GONE TO BE WITH UR MOM NOW. U ALL ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WILL BE PRAYING FOR U ALL THRU THIS DIFFCULT TIME. BE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY.