Obituary – Payne, Gerald Allen

Gerald Allen Payne

Class of 1956

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Gerald Payne

Gerald Allen Payne

March 14, 1936 – December 18, 2020

Gerald Allen Payne was born to Floyd Melvin “Jack” Payne and Myrtle Bell (Kinney) Payne in Perry, Oklahoma, March 14, 1936. Gerald went home to his heavenly father at the age of 84 on December 18, 2020, after a short bout with the Covid19 virus.

Over the years, Gerald had worked in the oil fields for Fred Pershall and others and had worked at the Perry Daily Journal as a type setter. Later, he and his wife Julia ran the local Mistletoe Express depot until its closing. He then went to work for Ditch Witch where he retired in 2001.

After the loss of his wife Julia, Gerald married Cherie who has two children, Steven Myers and Kelly Ramey. Gerald and Cherie eventually moved to Weatherford to be near her family.

Gerald was preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers Lawrence and Cleo, daughter Bonney and his previous wife Julia.

He leaves behind his wife, Cheri, of Weatherford, OK; son, Timothy, of CA; son, Micheal, and his wife Jeanne of Broken Arrow; and brother David of Perry; along with six grand kids and five great-grand kids.

A celebration of life is being planned for the first week in January.