Elmo Hyatte Payne Jr., 70, of Osage City, Kansas, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 23, 2021.
There is no greater gift in this life than to love and be loved. Moe will be forever honored as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He was born on October 7, 1951 in Griffin, Georgia to Ann (Rawls) and Elmo Payne Sr..
He graduated from Forest Park Senior High in 1969 and began his career as a diesel mechanic in the automotive industry.
Moe ended his 28 year career in the automotive industry as regional parts and service director. He then pursued a second career in healthcare and retired from the Resource Center for Independent Living in Osage City, KS.
Moe was united in marriage to Donita (Schade) Payne on October 7th, 1989 in Jonesboro, Georgia. Moe and Donita enjoyed 32 years of marriage and 37 amazing years together.
Moe loved spending time with his family and hosting large dinner parties for family and friends. Moe spent a majority of his free time traveling, playing golf, poker, throwing darts, bowling, hosting billiards parties and “git-togethers”. He also loved being outside working in the yard and his daily breakfast with his Green Acers restaurant family.
Moe was preceded in death by his parents, Ann (Rawls) Payne and Elmo Payne Sr.
Moe had a very kind and generous spirit and never missed a beat when it came to telling good and/or inappropriate jokes.
Moe will be missed tremendously by a multitude of friends and leaves behind many loved ones he held dear to his heart, including his two devoted children, Katelyn Payne of Burrton, KS, and Christopher (Michelle) Payne of Alpharetta, GA; 5 grandchildren: Morgan (Zach) Welliver, Natasha Payne, Loralye Payne, Becca Parham, and Merrit Parham.
We are a family bound together in love and faith. We know Moe is at peace and we know we will see him again. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his beloved family and friends for years to come.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."
A celebration of Moe’s life will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Osage City Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. We encourage you to share your fondest memories of Moe.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Osage County Fire District #2, 911 Laing St, Osage City, KS 66523 or the ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter (https://donate.als.org/fundraiser/3611337), 6950 Squibb Rd, Suite 210, Mission, KS 66202.
Dove Cremations and Funerals - Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66610 is assisting the family.
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