OKLAHOMA CITY — Jimmy “Jim” Neil Payne, age 79, of Oklahoma City, passed away April 26, 2016. Jim was born Nov. 30, 1936, on the family farm near Ardmore. He was one of eight children born to Luther and Clotilde Lee (Kyle) Payne.
Jim graduated from Gene Autry High School. He married Mona Marie Marvel on March 8, 1957, in Guthrie, Okla. He began his career in road constructions in 1957. Jim worked for Cummins Construction from 1967-1988, retiring as Vice President. Jim was in the Oklahoma National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with family at Lake Tenkiller. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Mona of the home in Oklahoma City; his children, Esther Bouziden and husband, Mark, of Enid and Eric Payne and wife, Elizabeth, of Sealy, Texas; and five grandchildren, Chris Bouziden and wife, Callie, Heather Bruning and husband, Mark, Erica Payne, Everett Payne and Ethan Payne. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Carter, Caitlin and Claire Bouziden; one sister; and four brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and an infant daughter, Melissa.
Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home in Guthrie.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.hayesfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the hospice of your choice.