Charles Payne

Sunday, June 17, 2012

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Charles "Avon" Payne, 75, of Arnold, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Des Peres Hospital in Des Peres, Mo.

He was born Aug. 28, 1936, at McGee, Mo., son of John and Virgie Williams Payne. He and Kay Albert were married Jan. 30, 1960, in St. Louis.

Avon had been a truck driver.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles D. Payne of Richland, Mo., Carl L. Payne of Imperial, Mo.; two brothers, Denver Payne of Advance, John Payne of Brownstown, Ill.; three sisters, Loretta Barks of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Rita West of Lowndes, Mo., Cleo Wisdom of High Ridge, Mo.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Payne.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McGee New Hope Cemetery in McGee.