Mr. William Thomas Payne, age 70 of Rockwood, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman. Mr. Payne was born in Rockwood, Tennessee on June 11, 1943 to Ernest and Dorothy Cottrell Payne. He was a member of Clymersville Baptist Church, Rockwood and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War stationed in Germany. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sue Fine; Brother, J.C. Payne.
Wife of 47 years: Carol Ann Payne of Rockwood, TN
Sons: Curtis Payne & wife, Shannon of Spring City, TN
Thomas “Wade” Payne of Rockwood, TN
Keith Payne & wife, Paige of Rockwood, TN
Brother: Robert Payne & wife, Kay of Texas
Sisters: Edna Gross & husband, Cecil of Knoxville, TN
Kathy Boston & husband, Richard of Knoxville, TN
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Evans Mortuary from 1:00-2:00 PM. Graveside services will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. The family requests donations be made to Evans Mortuary for funeral expenses. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. William Thomas Payne.