Jimmy “Jim” Allen Payne Sr. Was born November 9, 1942 in Ponca City, Ok to Ervin and Henrietta “Pete” Barton Payne. He grew up and attended schools in the Ponca City and surrounding rural areas.
Jim married Marilyn Kay Burright on October 30, 1962 and they remained in Ponca City to raise a family.
Jim was a hard worker and did all he could to provide for his family so his wife could remain a homemaker. He worked numerous years at Axle Wheel Aligning Company as a mechanic while simultaneously keeping a side job of repairing cars and air conditioning units on his own time after his regular day of work. Despite only having a 5th grade education, he went on to build and manage his own business, Payne Tire and Salvage. His endeavor was extremely successful. He loved his work and continued more than 15 years until a massive stroke pushed him into early retirement.
Some of Jim’s favorites included hunting and fishing, old cars and watching westerns on TV. He was especially fond of ones starring Clint Eastwood. If you went to visit him, you could be sure a western was playing. He also enjoyed many weekend trips to Tulsa with Marilyn to go to flea markets and Red Lobster.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Payne Jr. and wife Karrie of Ponca City, Darrel Payne and wife Leisa of Ponca City, Mark Payne of Dallas, TX and one daughter, Sherri Bosworth and husband David also of Ponca City. He had 10 grandchildren. Jeremiah and Bryndon Payne, Shelia Stransky, Micah, Katelyn and Josiah Bosworth, Leah Erickson, Shandi and Kali Parent and Jessi Colston. Jim also had 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Larry, Max and Dale Payne and a sister, Mary Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marilyn, an infant sister, Glenna Maxine and brother Ervin”Sonny” Payne.
Jim was a member of Bible Baptist Church and would like any memorial contribution considerations made to the church at 333 S. Washington, Ponca City, OK 74601
A Graveside Service will be held in Jim’s honor on Monday, November 25th, at 1pm at the Ponca City I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Arrangements are under the guidance of Grace Memorial Chapel.
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