James “Jim” W. Payne, age 87 of Bristolville, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Cortland Health Care Center on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born on March 31, 1934 in Olean, New York, son of the late Floyd and Eva Marie (Dempsey) Payne. In June of 1954, he married Geraldine “Gerri” Inez Taylor. They celebrated 67 years of marriage before Gerri passed away on June 30, 2021. “They are now together with our Lord.”
Jim loved the outdoors, hunting, farming, and spending time in his cabin at the camp in Pennsylvania. He especially loved being with his family.
He is survived by his four children, Robert (Beverly) Payne of Tionesta, PA, G. Edward (Patty) Payne of Rome, Ohio, Denise (Wayne) West of Southington, and Roberta (Gary) Ziobert of Kinsman; his daughter-in-law Deborah Payne of Shinglehouse, PA, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister Diane Nazario, brother-in-law G. Donald Taylor, and many nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his beloved wife Geraldine, his parents, two sons, Michael and Allen, his sisters, Carolyn Chappell, Marge Kelly, June Rosetti, twin sister Theadora and Thelma Payne, his brothers Floyd T Payne and Harold W. Payne and sister-in-law Jean Taylor.
The family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice for the care they gave Jim.
A Memorial Service will be held on a later date in Pennsylvania.
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