Michael W. Payne, Sr., 70, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Owensboro Center. He was born in Owensboro to James C. Payne, Sr. and Katherine Potter Payne.
Michael retired from Whittaker Aluminum, where he was an installer, and was a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed photography and was known to cruise the community on his moped looking for good photo opportunities. Michael also loved fishing and spending time with family.
Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his father, James C. Payne, Sr.; brothers, James C. Payne, Jr. and Charles “Tony” Payne; and stepfather, Joseph Brand, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Katherine Payne Brand; sons, Michael W. Payne, Jr. (Linda), Clay Payne (Carrie) and John Payne, all of Owensboro; nine grandchildren, Michael Payne, III, Danielle Masterson, Destiny Payne, Aaron Hutchinson, Haley, Madison, Lexi, Samantha and Hannah Payne; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Cecilia Kaelin of Pleasant Ridge, Shelia Byrne (Steve) of Owensboro, Patricia Vowels (Jimmy) of Pleasant Ridge and Rebecca Hester (Scott) of Owensboro; a brother, David L. Payne, Sr. of Hartford; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, Sadie Mae.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 5:00 PM and Monday from 9:30 until 11:30 AM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. A funeral service with limited attendance will follow. Burial will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
The number of those attending the visitation or funeral service for Mr. Payne shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckenridge Street side of the building.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1302 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301.
Memories and condolences for the family of Michael W. Payne, Sr. may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.