DAVID LEE PAYNE
David Lee Payne, 60, Oak Grove, passed away on Jan. 1, at the home from complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
David was born on May 13, 1952 in Kansas City, to John George and Sallie Sue Garvin Payne.
He grew up in Lee’s Summit and graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1970, attended Finlay Engineering College in Kansas City. His career path started with the family business Payne’s Machinery Service and progressed in 1976 to Versatile Farm Equipment of Winnipeg, Manitoba. For 11 years he was a Field Service Representative traveling in the USA and Canada. His next career moved him to the Heavy Duty Truck part manufacturing business. He worked for Haldex Brake Products Corporation in Blue Springs, starting in May 1988. He worked in the sales/service, engineering, manufacturing units of the business and traveled North America extensively. During his careers he met many interesting people, many of whom he called good friends. To his friends, thank you for passing through his life, you made it worth the trip. To his fellow employees, past and present, thank you for your friendship and allowing him to have such an interesting career.
He enjoyed living on his 15 acre farm, his horses and pets and the time spent with his children and grandchildren. He worked with his wife to complete their dream of retiring with horses.
David was predeceased in death by his son, David Neal Payne and his father John George Payne.
He is survived by his loving wife, Constance L. Payne; three wonderful daughters; Karin Marie (Tim) Maas, their son, Riley and their daughter, Brynn; Sara Kaye (Norman) Kyle; Susan Lee (Kyle) Payne-Reid and their sons, Gideon and Boston and survived by his mother, Sallie Sue Garvin Payne. He is also survived by stepsons Kevin (Crystal) Crawford and Justin D. Crawford, his brother John Michael Payne and nieces April and Amy and nephew John Michael Payne, II and three great-nephews and his lifelong friend, Thomas A. Stayton.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 4, at Langsford Funeral Home with visitation prior from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Lee’s Summit Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 SE Grand Ave, Lee’s Summit, or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Chicago, ILL, 60611.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at langsfordfuneralhome.com.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third, St, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063, 816-524-3700.)