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Robert Lee Payne

Robert Lee Payne, 82, of Hurricane, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Division surrounded by his family and a host of friends, after a sudden illness.

He was a graduate of South Charleston High School and attended Morris Harvey College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge, St. Albans and retired from Chemical Leaman Tank Lines at Institute.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 54 years, Opal Miller Payne; wonderful son, Tony (Tonya) Payne of Hurricane; two grandchildren, who were the love of his life, Ashlee and Tyler Payne of Hurricane; brother, Bill (Juanita) Payne of Ravenswood; brother-in-law, Edgar Gene Miller; sisters-in-law, Shirley (David) Waldron and Kathy Reed; special nephews, Eddie (Drema) Walker and Randy (Sherry) Payne.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Curry Funeral Home Chapel, 2097 Childress Rd., Alum Creek, with Pastor Mark Thaxton Officiating. Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at the Miller Family Cemetery, Saturday, August 9, 2014 for all who wish to come.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Sampath, Dr. Keith, Dr. Joseph, Dr. White, Dr. Matulis, Dr. Ashaab, Dr. Gray, the nursing staff on 4 South, 5 West, open heart recovery and Cath Lab for the great care Robert received during this illness.

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