Jerald Payne, 86, of Rockport, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Daviess County, KY on June 2, 1933 to the late John E and Bertha (Goetz) Payne.
A longtime member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, he had worked for Owensboro Concrete Company for many years and had also worked for Spencer County Solid Waste Management in Rockport. He was a 4th degree knight with Knights of Columbus Council 11165 in Rockport. In his earlier years, he was a member of Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on the Rockport City Council for two terms.
Jerald enjoyed woodworking, making special items for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Barbara S. Payne; and by three siblings, Joseph Payne, John A. Payne and Dorothy Ambs.
Survivors include his children, Brenda Coy (Steven) of Beavercreek, OH, Dan Payne (Carol) of Rockport, Kathy Wilson of Rockport, David Payne (Bobbi) of Caneyville, KY, Dale Payne (Anne) of Rockport, Jerri Sue Dunn (Eddie) of Richland, Jennifer Gelarden (James) of Evanston and Darren Payne (Sally) of Newburgh; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Payne (Monica) of Habit, KY, sister, Mary Louise Reisz of Owensboro, KY, and sister-in-law, Mary Payne of Rockport.
Services for Jerald Payne were held Saturday, July 27, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, with Father Ron Kreilein officiating. Burial followed in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.
Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport was in charge of all arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, or Knights of Columbus Council 11165 in Rockport.
Friends may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.