Roy T. Payne, 70, of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He was born August 15, 1943, in Booneville, a son of the late J.D. and Marine Brown Hill. He was reared and educated in Booneville and Pine Bluff, where he graduated from Pine Bluff High School.
Mr. Payne worked in the lab at International Paper Company. After forty two years of service, he retired on August 1, 2006. He was a Christian man and a member of Forrest Park Baptist Church.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife of thrity-nine years, Barbara Payne of Pine Bluff; his children, Sara James of White Hall and Bryan Crawford of Conway; his grandchildren, Jonathan and Morgan James of White Hall; and his sister, Valerie Williams of White Hall and a niece, Laura Steuart of Pine Bluff.
A funeral service will be Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Forrest Park Baptist Church by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Reverend Gary Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robinson’s Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.