Don E. Payne

Don Payne
Don E. Payne, 59, of League City, TX passed away at 8:20 am, Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX.  
Don was born January 24th, 1957 in Jefferson City, MO to Delbert Payne and Patsy Watson, as one of four children.  He spent most of his career as a gasoline dispatcher until he retired after 35 years of work.  He retired early to move back to League City to be closer to his brothers and to spend his days fishing.  
He is survived by his son Daniel Payne, Lake Worth, TX and family, son Jamie Roden, Tecumseh, OK and family, and brother Jim Payne, Dickinson, TX and family; many grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  
There will be no service or burial, as his wishes were to be cremated and placed in the ocean in Galveston, TX.
He was taken from us way too early.  He was a good man with a big heart.  He was a loving father, brother, and friend.  He was an average, blue-collar, middle class worker, but he was an exceptional father, and passing along the traditions and values he instilled will be an honor.