Services for William “Bill” Clyde Payne, 72 of Tyler, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2012, in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Skorheim officiating. Interment will be at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, TX.
Bill was born May 24, 1940, in Pampa, TX to the late Russell Carl and Velma Joy Cooper Payne and passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012. He was the owner of Payne Tire Co. and A&B Storage in Denton, TX. Bill was a past president of the Lion’s Club in Denton and a two term past president of The Red Cross in Denton. He served his country while in the United States Marines and was a member of Faith Community Church in Tyler. Bill was preceded in death by his son in 2004, Andrew Carl Payne and a brother, Jack Carl Payne.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gail Payne; a son, Jason Corey Payne; a brother, Michael Cooper Payne; and numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family and many friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Payne, Michael Payne, Ted Odom, T.J. Odom, David Ward Jr., Chris Lindsey, Mark Heatley and Michael Heatley.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society 1301 South Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX 75701.