David Lee Payne, age 62, of Benton, passed away Monday, February 6, 2023, in Canton, Mississippi.
His wishes are to be cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is assisting the family with local arrangements.
David was born on November 1, 1960, in Benton, the son of Francis Payne and Veneta Ruth (Whetstone) Payne. He married the former Paula Swisher on May 25, 1988; and she survives.
He was the owner/operator of Bulk Transport; and he had many over the road truck driving buddies across the United States.
David enjoyed his job, working outdoors, and he was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Surviving is his loving wife of 34 years, Paula Payne of Benton; a son Cory Payne of Olympia, Washington; two nephews: Brian and Terry Steinmetz of West Frankfort, his four-legged-buddy Shady; and his over the road trucking buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Francis and Veneta Payne; and a sister Roberta Eldridge.
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