Bobby Joe Payne
Bobby Joe "Joe" Payne, 61, Bolivar, MO died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at St. John's Regional Health Care Facility in Springfield, MO. He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Half Way, the son of Richard and Rosie Cornelius Payne. On Aug. 29, 1959, he was united in marriage to Betty Ahart, and to this union four children were born: Joe, Kim, Missy and Sherry. During his life he was a drywaller and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Rosie Cornelius Payne; three brothers, Roy Payne, Curtis Payne and Stanley Payne; and one sister, Ella Lou Obert. He is survived by his wife, Betty Payne, of Bolivar; one son, Joe D. Payne and his wife, Judy, of Bolivar; three daughters, Kim Dalton and her husband, Danny, of Bolivar, Missy Wilson and her husband, Jimmy, of Morrisville, and Sherry Lockhart and her husband, Leallen, of Bolivar; three brothers, Ray Payne of Springfield, Dale Payne of Humansville and Sidney Payne of Bolivar; two sisters, Nina Thirion of Bolivar and Susie Walks of Minot, N.D.; his father- and mother-in- law, Bradford and Chestine Ahart of Bolivar; five grandchildren, Jessica Dalton, B.J. Payne, Daniel Dalton, Bryant Payne and Kaleb Lockhart; and one step-grandchild, Dennis Wilson, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Saturday, Aug. 28, in the Payne Cemetery at Polk with Rev. Dennis Payton officiating. Casketbearers were Kenneth Payne, Larry Payne, Jamie Payne, Kelly Ahart, Jerry Ross and Gene Ahart. Services were under the direction of the Butler Funeral Home.