December 16, 2015
Mr. James E. “Jimmy” Payne, age 80 of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Payne was a Member of First Baptist Church in Rockwood. Jimmy was a 1954 Graduate of Rockwood High School. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, having served in the Tennessee National Guard. He was a Retired from Bellsouth Telephone Company with 30+years of Service. He was a member of Rockwood Lodge #403 F&AM, and a member of the Kerbela Shriners in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to fish and hunt and tend to his yard. Above All he was a Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother. Jimmy was preceded in death by Parents: Stratton & Sammie Kate Payne; Sister: Lorene Payne Davis
He is survived by:
Wife 0f 57 years: Vivian Payne of Rockwood, Tennessee
Son: Darrell Payne (Missy) of Kingston, Tennessee
Daughters: Debbie Smith (Mark) of Rockwood, Tennessee
Sheila Doughty (Scotty) of Rockwood, Tennessee
6 Grandchildren: Chad, Corey, Chelsea, Collin, Adam, Luke & Bryson
Brother: Eugene Payne (Shirley) of Rockwood, Tennessee
Sister: Wilmeta Treadway of Kentucky
Several Nieces and Nephews
Many Friends in the Roane County and Rockwood Community
Arrangements are as Follows: Friday, December 18, 2015 Family will Receive Friends from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, Funeral will follow at 6:00pm with Rev. Chad Morrison, officiating. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00am in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, Tennessee. In Lieu of Flowers Family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of East Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919.
Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the Family of Mr. James E. “Jimmy” Payne.