Kenneth Francis Payne, Sr., 98, passed away August 15, 2009, at Winterhaven Assisted Living in Charlottesville.
He was born on January 14, 1911 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia to the late Ethel Brockman Payne and Harry W. Payne. He grew up in Mineral, VA and moved to Charlottesville in 1930. Kenneth was married to Esther Nuckols Whitlock on June 10, 1935. They enjoyed 58 happy years together.
Kenneth was employed at Ray Fisher’s General Electric Store for 55 years, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, VA, and active in the Kiwanis and Young Men’s Business Clubs.
Last of the Payne family siblings, Kenneth was preceded in death by Lillian Payne Talley of Mineral, VA, Mae Payne Shelton of Mineral, VA, Mattie Payne Hauser of Winter Park, FL, Mildred Payne Scott of Mineral, VA, Marshall Payne of Louisa, VA and a beloved relative William Nuckols.
He is survived by his son Kenneth Francis Payne, Jr. and daughter-in-law Linda Wells Payne of Roanoke, VA, his granddaughters Keena Payne Katzenbach and her husband Daniel Gilbert Katzenbach of Raleigh, NC, Mackenzie Blair Payne of Chapel Hill, NC and great-granddaughther Kathryn Wells Katzenbach of Raleigh, NC.
Winterhaven Assisted Living on Pantops Mountain was his home during his final years where he was loved and cared for by the staff.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlottesville-Albermale Rescue Squad, 1828 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
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