Forrest Allen Payne
November 09, 1933 ‒ November 11, 2019
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.
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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.