Class of 1957

1957 Maroon SpotlightCleo Payne
Cleo Payne

Cleo Delbert Payne

March 14, 1939 – September 19, 1999

Cleo D. Payne, 60, of Perry, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 1999 at Perry Green Valley Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at the First Christian Church in Perry. Rev. Lynn Scott will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, seven miles south of Perry, under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home in Perry.

Payne was born March 14, 1939 in Perry, to Floyd Melvin “Jack” and Myrtle Bell (Kinney) Payne. He married Janice Merlene McNeal on May 15, 1956 in Perry.

Payne was a salesman for Rainbow Bread in Blackwell until 1965. He was then employed by Mid-Continent Permanent. He retired in 1998.

His family remembers him as a devoted father, grandfather, a faithful brother and friend to all. He was a member of the Elks Lodge.

Payne was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carl and Lawrence Payne.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Gregg and Kathy Payne, Mark and Kim Payne and Bruce and Dawn Payne, all of Perry; a daughter, Shelly Payne, Perry; seven grandchildren, Michael, Bryce, Allison, Jeffrey, Brett, Jamie and Susan Shipley Payne; three great grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher and Shelby Payne; two brothers, Gerald and David Payne, both of Perry; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins.