Howard Delmar Payne, Sr., 85, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Lewis Gale Hospital in Pulaski. Born August 29, 1934, Howard was a son of the late Vivian Edgar and Julia Easter Payne. He was a retired truck driver for Crowder’s Quarry and was a member of Abundant Life Ministries.
In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Veda McPeak Payne; a son, Howard Delmar Payne, Jr.; four brothers; two sisters, Mary Jane Mabry and Ila Mae Sumner; and also special lady Angie Saunders and her son Danny Saunders.
Those left to cherish Howard’s memory are his granddaughters , Elisha Payne Underwood and Duane of Willis, VA, Tina Marie Dalton of Pilot Mt., NC; sister-in-law, Marie Payne of Payne Town Road; nephew, Dennis Payne and wife Janet of Payne Town Road; special niece and caregiver, Joyce “Cookie” Mabry of Payne Town Road; nieces, Mildred Ethleen Payne Amos of Penhook, VA, Betty M. and Gene Sutphin of Allisonia, VA, Beatrice and Ebb Alexander of Payne Town Road; best friend, Peter “Pete” Kuntz of Patterson, VA; special companion, Bob the dog of the home; extended family, Tammy and Johnny Warden of Pulaski, VA, Anthony “Tony” and Shelia Saunders of Pulaski, VA, Doug and Barbara Quesenberry of Pulaski, VA, Clyde and Debra Melton of Dublin, VA; close friend, Tina Snow/Crowders Trucking.
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Reese Funeral Home with Pastor Randal Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in the Sanders Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until the time of service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com. Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, VA is serving the Payne family.