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Fillmore City Cemetery
Saturday August 8th, 2020

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Lee R Payne

Lee R. Payne, son of LeRoy “Bud” Payne and Marsha Rae Bettridge passed on July 20, 2020 in Fillmore, Utah after a long illness. Lee was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 07, 1961.  He attended schools in Fillmore, Utah.  When he was old enough, he went into the Army.  He really enjoyed the Army, but life had other ideas for him and his family. 

He was married to Tammy and had a daughter- Misty Payne, who has 3 children, Syrus, Amanda Porter and Adrianna Pinkerton.  Amanda has 3 children, Adaline, Azaylia Porter and Haven Peterson. Yep, he was a great-grandfather.

Then he married Lorena and had a son and 2 daughters.  Micheal and wife Kellie Payne. Shelbie Payne and child, Kensley Campbell.  Aubrie Payne.  He married Novetta and they had 2 more daughters Kimberlee and Justice.  Kimberlee (Bryton Wolfsfeld) children, Damian and Brooklyn Wolfsfeld.  Justice Shaw, husband and child. 

Lee also has a sister-Wendy Cobb, Ely, Nevada and a brother, Ty Payne Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lee was a great mechanic, attended all the schooling he could to keep up with all the changes in that industry.  He enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, pets, playing pool, bowling, getting together with friends to play the guitar and of course drinking beer.   Later in life he spent a few years in Ely, Nevada with his sister Wendy where he got involved with robbing trains, and riding horses for Pony Express. He was quite the character and could tell great stories to make everyone laugh. 

He loved his family dearly and will always regret not spending more time with all of his children.  He will be missed by family and friends.  A service will be held at the Fillmore Cemetery on August 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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So sad to hear of Lee's passing. I lost touch with Lee when I moved from South Dakota. I met Lee when he became my neighbor in Chamberlain and we hit it off instantly. Lee was a great guy who had a tremendous sense of humor and a caring soul. We hung out and shot the breeze a lot and he spoke frequently of how he missed his wife and his daughter. I hope Lee found what he was needing before he passed. So sorry I didn't keep in touch with him. What a great and unique person. Rest easy Lee. Your Friend

J Paul Oct 12 2021 4:45 PM

I met Lee through a friend and we just got along immediately. He was working at a hospital gift shop. I was in charge of the mechanical side of a shop in Kearns Utah. We talked for a bit and he wanted to do something else for work. I asked him if he knew anything about auto repair, he said he could set points in a distributor with a matchbook cover. I told him he was hired. we worked together for quite some time and he just picked it up like second nature. I left that shop and he took over and turned out to be an excellent mechanic and a very smart driveability technician. My wife and I would go camping and getting together for barbeques with him and his family. We lost touch for many years, then found each other on Facebook. My wife and I went to Utah for vacation and stopped in Fillmore for 4 days to visit with him, we had a Blast. We're so glad we were able to see him! Two or so weeks after coming home we received the news. RIP OUR DEAR FRIEND!!!!!

Britt and Kathy Batty Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM