PAYNE, Gerald M. “Jigs”
Gerald M. Payne, age 80, passed away May 11, 2018 at home after a brief illness. Gerald was born in the Delton area. A design draftsman, Gerald worked in the Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids area. Gerald is survived by his wife: Susann J. Payne, two sons: Scott G. Payne and Kerry K. Payne, two brothers: Dale (Maxine) Payne and Wayne Payne, one sister: Diane (Virgil) Homister, four stepchildren: Dawn Fiber, Marsha (Steve) Gardner, Penny (Scott) Smith, and Mark Shepherd, five grandchildren: Marlena Payne, Anne Payne, Clarissa Payne, Viola (Mike) Pieprzyk , and Andrew (Jenn) Payne, four great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents: E. Clarence and Ina Clara (Willison) Payne, one son: Lon Payne, two brothers: Elwin Payne and Merle Payne, and two sisters: Marilyn (Robert) Haywood and Velma Brownell. A memorial service with a luncheon to follow will be conducted on Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:00 AM at Hastings Free Methodist Church, 2635 M-43 Highway, Hastings, Pastor Brian Teed, officiating. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Gerald’s family.