Gay M. Payne


Mr. Gay M. Payne, age 85, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.
Mr. Payne was born in Washington County and son of the late Roy D. & Sara Mae Phillips Payne. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Ray Payne, sister, Mary Payne Hale and two infant siblings.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Payne retired from Klopman Mills after 44 years and was a farmer. He was a past member of Telford Ruritan Club, an avid fisherman, and loved to grow fruits and vegetables to share with friends and neighbors. He and his wife of 65 years loved to travel and enjoyed seeing all fifty states.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche McGee Payne, Jonesborough; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda & David Mongold, Jonesborough and Lisa & Gary Snapp, Jonesborough; son, Randy Payne, Telford; two grandsons, Brian Mongold (Stephanie), Morristown and Jeff Mongold (Jennifer) Jonesborough; four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews, Jerry Bitner, Roger McBride and Jim Burkey. Honorary pallbearers will be David Stanton, Roby McBride, Wayne Tilson, Elmer White, and the men of Pleasant Grove Men’s Sunday School Class.

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10-22-2015 Trillis Hampton McKee
My father, William Hampton, worked at Klopman Mills for 30 years. Dad and Mr. Payne were good friends. Gay stayed in touch with Dad and visited him regularly after Dad retired. When Dad became so sick, Gay continued to visit. Gay was always kind, positive and genuine. I will never forget and will always appreciate Mr. Payne.
10-21-2015 bettie joe jackson
blanch-gay was my best friend i loved him.i will miss him. he was one of the good guys. love you betie joe
10-21-2015 Linda Raynor
I will greatly miss Gay! I have many fond memories of him from my childhood. I spent many hours at the house playing with Linda and I especially remember being there on Sunday afternoons at times and eating dinner and playing with Linda while Gay and Blanche took their Sunday afternoon nap! Then I would have to go home when it was time for us each to go to our respective Sunday evening church services. I am so thankful for the kindness he always showed to my Mom and how he would help her with anything she needed. I will be praying for you all in the days ahead.
10-21-2015 Terry Bryant
My Sympathies for his family. I will truly miss Gay, I could not ask for a friendlier or Kind neighbor. I will miss our talks about our gardens. He was fun to talk with. Love and sympathies.


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