Sydney B. Payne

June 25, 1933 - January 30, 2015

06/25/1933 - 01/30/2015

PAYNE, Sydney B., 81, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, January 30, 2015 in Liza’s Place.
He was born June 25, 1933 in Bluefield, WV, a son of the late Cabel M. and Alice J. Breen Payne.
Syd was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and raised at the St. John’s Home by the loving Sisters of Mount St. Joseph, a former member of the Teamsters, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, and an Army veteran.
He was a truck driver, and during his later years, was a dedicated newspaper carrier to his friends at Brookpark Place and Welty Home.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Payne, two brothers, Charles Jeanie Payne and Cabel Joyce Payne, two sisters, Judy Bowlings and Phyllis Wolf.
Surviving is his loving wife, Lillian K. Grob Payne, five sons, Bryan Terry Ann Payne, Rick Lori Payne, Terry Kathy Payne, Jimmy Effie Payne, all of Wheeling; Syd Jodi Payne of Martinsburg, WV; 11 grandchildren, Aubrey Jon West, Danielle RJ Vavrock, Joe Payne, Lauren Payne, Gabrielle Payne, Kyleigh Payne, Shelby Payne, Phillip Payne, Adam Payne, Chloe Payne and Ryan Payne, several nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.
Interment with military honors in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Home for Children, St. Michael Parish School, and Liza’s Place.
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Cathy Sword
8 years ago

Aunt Lil and family, my prayers and love are with you. May you feel God’s loving embrace in this time of sorrow.

Sharon Torbett
8 years ago

Dear Jimmy and family,

Lionel and I want you to know that we are sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our prayers.

Sharon Torbett

Sharon West DaRe
8 years ago

Dear Lil and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers, Sharon & Rich

mary beth weisend
8 years ago

Dear Lil and fanily,

I am so sorry for your loss but I bet John is HAPPYto see him. And Sid is letting him know he is still the”best man”. God bless you all and love you much. MaryBeth

Maryann Droll
8 years ago

Dear Lillian and Family —

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .

Always in Jesus,

Maryann Music Ministry Volunteer

Larry & Carol Vogler
8 years ago

I have cherished memories of Sydney and my uncle Clyde George playing volleyball or running races with us at site One

Olgebay Park parish picnics. Those two always had time to jostle and play with us.

Karen Conrad
8 years ago

Lil and Family.

Sorry to hear of Syd’s passing. I happened to see the Wheeling paper or I would not have even known. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of all of you during this sad time.

Dana Cangley and the staff at Dr Hill's
8 years ago

Lillian and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sydney was a sweet, gentle man who will be missed.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Sydney B. Payne, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Army Veteran, Sydney B. Payne, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Marla Hanket
8 years ago

Mrs. Payne, Bryan, Rick, Terry, Jimmy and Syd…so sorry for your loss..I will remember him fondly

Rick Hickman
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to Rick, Jimmy and the entire Payne family. God bless Mrs Payne and the Payne family. 5 wonderful sons are a reflection of wonderful parenting. God bless.

Michelle Montgomery
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Payne family and all who loved Sydney. I have great stories and memories of Sydney from my Dad, John Weisend, who was a great friend of Sydney’s. They bring a smile to my face as I think of them now and how my Dad would laugh no matter how many times he shared those stories. May you be at peace and resting in Gods arms now. Say Hi to my Dad Syd. Much love, Michelle Weisend-Montgomery

Jennifer Weisend
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to the Payne family, we are glad to have seen Sydney over this past summer still having the sense of humor we all loved and remember. He is now reunited with his friend my dad ,John Weisend and are, I’m sure stirring up trouble. Our prayers go out to all of you.xo

Jan Kidwell
8 years ago

Shelby and family,

May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace. The best memorial to your grand-dad is to live every day trying to honor his character. Soon, the grief you feel now will be replaced with sweet memories that you can pass on to your children someday. I love you, Shelby.

8 years ago

To: The Payne Family.

I am sorry for your lost.May your love for Mr.Sydney the loving memories he shared with you. May they bring you comfort and the strength to endure the difficult days ahead.

Pat&Sally Meek Hogan
8 years ago

We would like to express our condolences to your Family. Sorry for your loss.

John an Sharon Weisend Jr.
8 years ago

We would like to express our condollances to the family. I’ll always rember his sense of humor he had. He will be missed by many!