Joseph Raymond Payne Sr.

September 6, 1926June 19, 2018

Joseph (Joe) Raymond Payne, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Evansville. He was born in Daviess Co., KY on September 6, 1926 to the late James and Catherine (Knott) Payne. He served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines. He retired after a successful career at Arkla/Preway.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Laurita (Johnson); and daughter, Debbie Grotjan. He is survived by children, Joe, Jr. (Paula), Chris Wolf (Mike), Susan Oatess (Rob), Dave (Payne) and Carol DiMauro (Gary); 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be 10:00AM, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1303 S. Green River Road, Evansville, officiated Fr. Bernie Etienne, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday, June 22, 2018 from 3:00-7:00PM at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, Newburgh and Saturday from 9:00AM until Mass at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 23, 2018

Joseph Raymond Payne Sr.

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