James Lamar Payne Sr.

July 23, 1947March 26, 2013

Payne, James "Elrod" Lamar Sr. 65. passed away on March 26, 2013. Mr. Payne served in the Vietnam War, and received two purple hearts during his mission. He was loved by many and will be truly missed. Mr. Payne is preceded in death by his father & mother, Marshall & Mildred Payne. Lamar is survived by his loving children; James L. Payne Jr, (Becky), and Heather Payne, Grandchildren; Kayla, Austin, Hayley, and Aryel Payne, Siblings; Larry Payne (Diane), Beverly Carrico (Joe), Eddie Payne (Barbara), Brenda Paul (James), and Martha Nell Shepherd, Uncle Don Payne (Carol), and Nephew, Bryan Shepherd. A Funeral Service honoring the life of Mr. Payne will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4623 Preston Hwy, with Burial to follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Visitation will be held on Monday, from 12-8pm at the funeral home. Expression of sympathy in Lamar's name can be made out to Louisville Metro Animal Service. A special thanks to Uncle Don & Brenda Paul for their loving care.


  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013

James Lamar Payne Sr.

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larry payne

February 15, 2014

i loved you brother. i'm truly sorry for what you had to endure for your country and to protect us all. i cherish the fond memories when we were brothers at st. joe and dad's place. may god comfort you, because you were a sweet soul. as i write this i cry tears of love for a brother who never reached the pinnacle of his god given talents in life. for my mother, dad & me, may god give you peace. larry l. payne

April 6, 2013

To the Payne Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I didn't know Lamar, except for the couple of times when we visited him and his family, I appreciate, very much, Lamar's service to our country. May God bless each you. - Cerez G. Park (Erica, April, and Marshall's mother) (Christoval,Texas)

Erica Payne-Boyce

April 5, 2013

I am sad I never got to meet you as an adult Uncle Lamar. My prayers of peace & comfort are with your family.

Erica Payne-Boyce

April 5, 2013

Very sad that I did not get to meet you as an adult Uncle Lamar. My prayers of peace & comfort are with your family.

Gail Woosley

April 4, 2013

Jamie & family, My heart is saddened for you for your loss. We all need to make sure when we meet a veteran like your Dad that we tell them Thank You for all they did for us. Love & prayers to your family. Gail

Catherine Strode

March 27, 2013

Lamar, you will be missed! RIP my dear old friend.