Steven Emory Payne, 72, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, with his family and pastor by his bedside. Born on November 16, 1950, he was a son of the late Raymond and Frieda Brown Payne and was an engineer, designing coal mining equipment for J.H. Fletcher Inc. for 49 years. Steve drove to the Huntington/Barboursville area each and every day.
Steve was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, where he was a Sunday school teacher for over 56 years. He was currently the church treasurer. A 1968 graduate of Clay High School and a graduate of Ohio University with a master’s degree, he was a former member of Clay Local School board.
Surviving is his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Weakland Payne, a son, Robert (Jody) Payne of Portsmouth, a brother, Stuart (Anita) Payne of Portsmouth and a grandson, Zachary Payne.
A Celebration of Steve’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Bryan White officiating. Interment will be in Rosemount Cemetery.
The family will receive guests at the church from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, OH.
Arrangements are under the direction of the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE.