Funeral services for Jim Payne, age 65, of Brownwood, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with Alan Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Lost Creek Cemetery.

Jim passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Brownwood.

James Frank Payne was born May 8, 1948, in Belleville, Ill., to Major Jesse F. and Maxine (Vaughn) Payne. He graduated Iowa Park High School and attended college at Midwestern University. He was married to Rebecca Nell Stewart on Oct. 24, 1981, in Brownwood. They were members of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.

Jim worked as an over the road truck driver for many years and later worked for Superior Cable. He loved his cats and dogs and caring for the fish in his aquarium.

Jim is survived by his mother, Maxine Payne of Wichita Falls; two brothers, William Payne of Houston and Mike Payne; a sister, Penny Mattos of Iowa Park; sisters-in-law, Linda and Peggy Stewart of Brownwood; two cousins, Terry Blackburn of Brownwood and Peggy Moon of DeLeon; an uncle, Orlan Vaughn of Colorado; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Rebecca Payne on Dec. 19, 2013; and his father, Major Jesse Payne.

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