Marshall “Bud” C. Payne Jr., 78, of Granite City, died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Anderson Hospital.
He was born on July 11, 1936, in Louisville, Ky., the son to the late Marshal C. and Frances C. (Slusser) Payne.
Marshall married Ruth Ann Maurer on March 28, 1980 in Granite City.
Bud retired from American Steel after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Faith In The Word church in Mitchell. He loved to lead in the singing at the church.
Besides his wife of 34 years, Bud is survived by three daughters, Donna and Jack Smith of Caseyville, Tammy Payne of Illinois and Elaine and Darin Parker of Granite City; three sons, Frank and Sheila Kirchner of Florissant, Mo., Robert and Vindi Kirchner of Granite City, and John and Priscilla Kirchner of Fort Rucker, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother: David Payne of Edwardsville; and four sisters, Marsha and Robert West of Missouri, Carol Payne of Granite City, Mary Lou and Bob Barrow of St. Ann, Mo., and Nellie Cook of Missouri.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Faith In The Word Church, 664 Ashland Ave. in Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith In The Word Church.
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