Jerry Coleman Payne passed away peacefully on July 1, 2012 at home.
Jerry was born in Gaston County on September 28, 1940 and son of the late Coleman and Maggie Lane Payne. He was self employed as owner and manager of Monk's Mobile Home Park on Davis Park Rd., Gastonia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phil Payne.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Janice Proctor Payne who cared for him at home with love during his illness; he is also survived by 5 sons, Darrell & wife Connie, Kerry, Clifford "Chipper", Jerry, Jr., and Ezekiel "Zeke" Payne & fiancé Amy Simmons of Gastonia; daughter, Angela Seay of Hickory; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Quinn and Linda Stiles of Gastonia; sister in law, Furle Payne of Gastonia; numerous nieces & nephews who were special to him. Jerry loved his 2 pugs, Miles & Molly.
The family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia Founders Chapel with Pastor Jim Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Payne Family.