Funeral services for Clarence T. Payne, 88, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow.
Mr. Payne died June 27, 2009 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.
Mr. Payne was born June 22, 1921 in Howard Co., Missouri the son of Paul and Minnie B. (Taylor) Payne.
He worked for a number of years as a private contractor for the railroad as a mail carrier. He also worked at Kansas Color Press and for the City of Lawrence. Mr. Payne took pride in his work as the yard maintenance supervisor for the Douglas County Banks.
He married Frances Dowdell. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his companion, Barbara J. Clark of Topeka, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will greet friends an hour before the service at the mortuary.