Roger Vance Payne, 81, of Hiddenite, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Gordan Hospice House, after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 2, 1936, in Alexander County, son of the late Ransom Vance Payne and Pearl Warren Payne.
Roger was preceded in death by a brother, Christy Payne; and a sister, Peggy Payne.
He was employed by Mountaire Farms of Statesville and was a tobacco farmer. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where he had served as Treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent.
Roger was a former member of Hiddenite Fire Department, Corvette Club, and former Alexander County School Board Member. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 until 1962.
Roger is survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty” Payne of the home; a son, Keith Roger Payne and wife Natalie of Hiddenite; two daughters, Kimberly P. Hager of Stony Point, and Kelly Denise Payne and husband Phil of Hiddenite; 12 grandchildren, Devin Payne and wife Breanne of Burlington, Larissa P. Mallard and husband Tyrone of Goldsboro, Brooke and Anna Payne of Hiddenite, Jordan, Victoria, Elizabeth and Rachel Hager, all of Stony Point, Whitney Richardson and husband Ryan of Taylorsville, and Kaylea, Kristopher and Peyton Payne all of Hiddenite; eight great-grandchildren, Avery, Cohen and Findley Payne, Tristen and Teagan Mallard, Brayleigh Richardson, Knox Hager, and Charleigh Moose; and three sisters, Jackie P. Deal, Catherine P. Senters and husband Bob, and Judy P. Chapman and husband Phil, all of Taylorsville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Fairview Baptist Church, 41 Center Church Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636. Rev. Durant Barr and Rev. Ruel Fox will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are: Devin Payne, Jordan Hager, Kristopher Payne, Peyton Payne, Harold Adams, and Danny Harrington.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Tom Millsaps, Jerry Adams, Dennis Hartness, and Kevin Sharpe.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the Payne Family by visiting our website at www.chapmanfuneralhome.com.
Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Roger Vance Payne.