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Levi Charles Payne

October 4, 1928 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 88)

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Life’s Reflection

Levi Charles Payne was born to the union of James and Virginia Lewis Payne on October 4, 1928 in Winchester, Arkansas. His parents preceded him in death, along with one sister, Willie Mae Lewis; two brothers, George Payne; and William Cornely. 

Levi attended Elementary School in Winchester, Arkansas, in 1941 he moved to Kansas City, Kansas. In 1950, he joined the United States Army and served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1956 with rank of Sergeant.

Levi married Ada R. Blackwell, he enjoyed joining the Hilltop Saddle Club, and he rode in the American Royal Parade for several years.

For 37 years Levi worked at CertainTeed Fiberglass Corporation.

He will be missed by his two sons, Herbert Wright (Ella); and Ray A. Payne (Adriene E.); three grandsons, Herbert Wright, Jr; Michael Wright (Shirley); and Nichious X. (Nick) Payne; three granddaughters, LaurenZoe C. (Zoey) Payne; Re’gine E. Payne; and Lordis A. Payne; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Fletcher Cornely (Sharon) of St. Paul Minnesota; five cousins, Mary T. Jackson; Helen Brown; Theodore Riley; Mary King; and Eartha Scott; a host of other relatives and friends.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
July 10, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Funeral Service
Monday
July 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Interment
Monday
July 10, 2017

1:30 PM
Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Rd
Leavenworth, KS 66048


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