Bobby Wayne Payne

September 03, 1934 – March 31, 2021

Obituary For Bobby Wayne Payne

Mr. Bobby Wayne Payne, age 86 of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was born September 3, 1934 in Bremen, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Clifford Troy Payne and the late Mrs. Velma Ludell Rutledge Payne.

A fisherman and fisher of men, Mr. Payne loved his Savior, his family, and his church. An understated man who listened more than he talked, he was loved by many and many sought his wisdom and advice – in the business world, as a long time member and Deacon at Ephesus Baptist Church, and, perhaps most humbly, on his front porch.

A deeply Spiritual man, he loved his home and being at home, whether gardening, blacksmithing, creating stained glass pictures, woodworking, “playing” on the computer, puttering on the property in his WWII Willys Jeep, or just petting his favorite dog.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Clarence Payne, Lawton Payne, Burnell Payne, J.C. Payne; sister Delsie Payne.

Mr. Payne is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mrs. Mary Ellen Mankin Payne of Douglasville, Georgia; daughters and sons-in-laws, Patti and Jim Bearden of Commerce, Georgia, Jeni and Herb Goldstein of Sarasota, Florida; sons and daughters-in-laws, Rob and Carey Payne of College Grove, Tennessee, Ed and Pam Payne of Douglasville, Georgia; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

According to Mr. Payne’s wishes, he was cremated. No services are scheduled at this time.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jones Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Ephesus Baptist Church in Villa Rica, Georgia.

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To Mom Payne, Rob, Patty, Ed, Jenny and spouses. I was first introduced to y’all in 1977. A family that I remember fondly and think of often. Dad Payne was quite the foundation! My thoughts, heart and love goes out to y’all. Deb
– Deborah Bowles
I know my Mom was standing at the gates of heaven welcoming him in. She adorned Uncle Bobby and thought of him as a brother. I have so many happy memories with the Payne cousins and families. What great assurance and peace we have that we will all be together again for eternity. My thoughts and prayers are with you and especially Aunt Mary Ellen. Much love to you all, Catherine Harbin
– Catherine Harbin
I had almost 4 wonderful and amazing years working for him and Mary Ellen. He was the sweetest man I have ever known and he was too funny! Will miss you so much. Rest well, Bob.
– Kim Lancaster

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