The Paul Mortuary

390 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA


William "Bill" Payton, Jr.

November 22, 1943January 8, 2020

William (Bill) Payton Jr. was born in Carrolton, Mississippi on November 22, 1943. He left us suddenly on January 8, 2020. Bill graduated from high school in 1962 and joined the US Army, where he served as a Medic.

After serving in the Army, Bill made the Monterey Peninsula his home. He was employed at CHOMP as a phlebotomist and worked as a lab technician, opening five Satellites around the county. Bill held several jobs to include janitorial services for The Monterey Herald and The Monterey Symphony.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Payton, Sr. and Ruth Payton, and his brother, Albert Payton. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Jean Richardson, his niece, Kim Richardson and his son, Eric Crawford (Becky). Bill adopted Sieglinde, Lamar, Lesley, Deidre and Cedric Spigner and raised Rosalyn. He had a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill leaves his last love of 22 years, Anita Spigner, to carry on his memories with his fraternity brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be this Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1304 Sonoma Ave, Seaside at 12:00 noon followed by inurnment at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery, 2900 Parker Flats Rd., also in Seaside at 2:00 pm. The repast will be at VFW Post 8679, 1996 Fremont Ave., Seaside.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020


William "Bill" Payton, Jr.

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jane smith (vargas)

January 23, 2020

Thank you Bill for the fine job you did for the Lab. I especially remember you opening and handling the first Lab Satellite in PG on Central Ave. You were quietly competent and excellent at your job. You worked hard and the patients loved you. You could always be counted on. You were an important member of the team at the CHOMP Lab as we built the outpatient Lab services for the community. I will miss you. Jane (Vargas) Smith