Forrest Allen Payne

November 09, 1933 ‒ November 11, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Forrest Allen Payne , 86, of Delaware passed away peacefully Monday November 11, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family .

Born November 9th, 1933 in Delaware, Ohio the only son of the late Forrest & Jane (Mendenhall) Payne. He graduated from Willis High School in 1951, and would then enlist in the United States Army, serving over in Japan during the Korean War. Returning home he worked for the State of Ohio in the transportation division, and would retire there after 20+ years of service.

He was preceded in death by son Curtis Leon Payne, and sister Peggy Payne.

Left to cherish his memory are wife Gloria T. (Williams) Payne;sister Bonnie Payne. ; sons Forrest Levon (Sandy), Terry Allen,  Bryan Keith, Phillip Eugene, and Gary Allen Payne; step- sons Larry S. Williams and Cortez L. Hairston; grandchildren Heidi (Cameron) Booker, Christen Payne, Shayla (Nick ) Harris, Renee Roberts, Megan Payne, Tonya Wilson , Seth Rhea, Bryan Payne, and Chante Durr; numerous great- grandchildren and great great-grandchildren;

Forrest enjoyed most his solitude, home life, and his neighborhood. He was also quite fond of car rides. He looked forward to his weekly fresh cut grass courtesy of his dear friend.He wasn’t much for television, but could be found enjoying his favorite sports golf, tennis, and the of course the Buckeyes.  He was always good at repairing anything, and enjoyed yard work. He will be remembered as the generous, loving, caring and regimented, authentic person that he was.

A memorial service celebrating Forrest’s life will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center , 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio where family and friends may call from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Forrest was such a nice man I felt blessed to have known. I remember him well. When I first started at ODOT, he welcomed me and I felt I made a friend. Every morning he had a way of greeting you and making conversation that made my workday start off on a positive note. Prayers to his family on the loss of a good man. Sarah Newell-McCabe

  • SORRY I CAN’T BE THERE GOING TO PENNA. FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY TO SEE MY ONLY GRANDAUGHTER PLAY ICE HOCKEY. HE WILL SURLEY BE MISS BY ALL OF US .LOVE, HUGS AND PRAYERS TO ALL .

  • So sad to here of cousin Forrest’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him for many, many years, I still remember his visits to the house to see my Dad, his uncle Tag. My condolences and prayers to the family. I’m sure he will be sorely missed.

  • To the family of cousin Forrest Allen Payne, please know we care and share in your loss. As a member of the Payne-Mendenhall family, Forrest and I shared fond memories growing up in Delaware Ohio. He was one of the cousins I always admired.

    While we will be unable to attend the service on Sunday, our thoughts and prayers will be with you. May Forrest’s spirit live on in our lives and on in the lives of all others, like us, who knew and loved him.

    Blessings,

    Dick, Barbara & Michele Payne
    Bay City, Michigan

  • I’m sad to know of Forrest passing…what a kind caring gentle man…I also worked with Forrest at ODOT many years ago & he was always so helpful with things that each of us needed help with weather it was in his “job description” or not he always gave his best. Comfort & peace to all the family from our Lord.