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Gary Payne

In Loving Memory

Payne, Gary Michael

November 7, 1962 - July 15, 2023

Saturday, July 15, 2023.  Beloved husband of Regina R. Payne (nee: Sorg).  Dear father of Jessica (William) Nienaber and Meghan Payne.  Dear grandfather of Madelyn and Penelope Nienaber.  Dear son of James and Louise Payne.  Dear brother of David Payne.  Our dear nephew, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

SERVICES:  Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Road on Thursday, July 20, 4 – 8 p.m.  Private interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with funeral cost are appreciated.


13 thoughts on “Payne, Gary Michael”

  1. So sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Gary was one of a kind. I know his employer is going to miss him terribly. Gary would always go out of his way to help anyone who needed help and always doing behind the scenes work for everyone. I pray that God wraps his arms around all that are affected by this tragic loss and comforts them. May God continue to bless and guide you in this current situation.
    Bridget (Duchinsky) Beckemeyer

  2. Gary was a great guy Always wanted to help out He always had a story to tell I known Gary for 23 yrs He will be missed. Stan Noll

  3. Gary was such a good man; he would drop whatever he was doing to lend a helping hand. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share. We’re going to miss seeing him everyday and that sweet smile. We loved him so. Praying for his sweet family. Rest in Jesus Gary.

  4. Gary will surely be missed,may you rest in peace.with a heavy heart I’m sending my deepest sympathy to family and loved ones..kobinea N.wells

  5. Though Gary is in a better place but the loss in the lives of so many is great. I remember him with much fondness. May God hold all who loved him in His arms as they move forward without him. 💝🙏

  6. Gina and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We fondly remember Gary.
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  7. Gary’s kind heart, giving soul and quirky sense of humor will always be remembered. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Payne family.

  8. Thank you to Gina, Jessica, and Meghan. I will always smile when I think of him and your family. You were all a massive part of our lives. I know this is an incredible loss for all of you.

    The three years that Gary coached my daughter, Nicole (a/k/a Lefty to Gary), in club volleyball were some of the best years of my life. He intended only to coach that team for one year. The parents talked him into the second year and then the third. He and Gina were great coaches and made it fun for the parents. The girls were champions, and Gary was our hero. We would have loved him to continue coaching through high school. The skills he taught to 11, 12, and 13-year-old girls carried most of them to college scholarships. That team was #1 in the country with Gary. Now, Gary is the Ace in heaven.

    I’ll say a prayer for you every time I see a volleyball. Sleep with the Angels and rise with the Saints, Gary!

  9. Gina and Family, Jeff heard today at church about Gary, and we wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Roberts Family

  10. We are so very saddened. Gary was always kind and a friend to everyone. His smile and words of support will be deeply missed.


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