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Glen Payne

October 2, 1936 — March 29, 2022

Glen Payne

Glendon Odell Payne passed away peacefully on March 29, 2022. He was born October 2, 1936, in Beebe, AR, the son of George and Geneva Smith Payne. Most of his adult life he went by Glen. After high school, he entered the US Air Force at 18. He was a medic and served many tours overseas, including Vietnam. Glendon served 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as Senior Master Sergeant, Chief of Nursing of USAF Hospital in Altus, OK. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Glendon returned to Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. After serving 13 years as a Probation and Parole Officer for the State of Missouri, he then went to work for Sears.Glendon was an avid exerciser, waking up early to walk on the treadmill even into his 80's. He enjoyed reading and studying history as well as keeping up with current events. He also enjoyed watching westerns, war dramas and religious movies. He loved being outdoors, watching wildlife and fishing. At one time, he served as a guide for hunters just to be outside. In his later years, he spent many hours on the porch watching the birds, squirrels and especially the bunnies!Glendon married the love of his life Katherine on March 11, 1960 in Osceola, AR. His greatest joy was spending time with his family travelling, playing games of all kinds especially Wahoo, and celebrating the holidays. He loved to be behind the camera capturing these family times through video and stills!He was preceded in death by his parents, a baby daughter, Rebecca Ann; and seven brothers and sisters, Dorothy Meeks, Margaret Belcher, Faye Hendrixson, Irene "Connie" Long, Sherman Payne, Jackie Lee Payne and Chester Payne.He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katherine; three children, Marian "Beth" Jeffcoat (James), Glenn Allen Payne (Cecilee), and Lori Geralyn Payne; two sisters, Pat Payne Owens (Roger) and Bitty Ruth Payne Koch; two sisters in laws, Barbara Payne and Helga Payne; six grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Monday, April 4, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by the Vigil Service at 6 p.m. at Smith & Kernke N. May Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church in Edmond with burial to follow with full military honors at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association of Oklahoma City.
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