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Wilford Harvie "Willie"

May 25, 1927 – March 22, 2018

Wilford Payne
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Obituary for Wilford Harvie "Willie" Payne

Wilford “Willie” H. Payne, 90, passed away March 22, 2018. He was born in Danville, Virginia to the late James H. and Lessie Prather Payne and was also preceded by a daughter, Karen Owen. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later retired with 32 years service from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Willie was a former member of the Commodore Chorus, a former Deacon at Great Bridge Free Will Baptist church, a Deacon and former school board member at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church, and member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 72 years, Doris W. Payne; daughter, Margaret Payne Curtis; son, Wilford Dean Payne and his wife Sanda; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Payne of Danville, VA; and son-in-law Shawne Owen.
A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11am at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church, 2430 Azalea Garden Rd. Norfolk, 23513 with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends the evening prior from 6 – 7:30 pm at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake, 23320. Please visit to view the Book of Memories and offer a note of condolence to the family.

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When Monday, March 26th, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Graham Funeral Home
1112 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Service Information

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 11:00am
Bethany Free Will Baptist Church
Address not given

Interment Information

Rosewood Memorial Park
631 North Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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