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Lost Class Rings
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In Memory Of
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 10, 2019
He was born December 22, 1949, in Champaign, Illinois a son of Harold Eugene and Helen Irene (Cohea) Payne.
Chuck grew up in Tolono, Illinois, where he attended Unity High School and was active in sports, especially football and wrestling. He was an Army veteran, who served his country in the Vietnam War.
Chuck worked for Kraft Foods in the Champaign area for many years. Following the death on his mother, he decided to look for land and settled in the Bunceton, Missouri area, where he was employed as a route driver for Safety-Kleen. He retired as a correctional officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections facility in Tipton, Missouri.
Chuck greatest enjoyment came from spending time on his farm, where he could be outdoors. He had a soft spot for all animals, especially his beloved dogs.
Survivors include two siblings, Bill Payne and wife Sue of Tolono, Illinois and Barbara Payne and husband Perry Testory of Urbana, Illinois; special friends, Tim and Lucy Kilmer of Versailles; seven nieces and nephews, Sam Payne, Whitney Payne Striegel, Cody Payne, Keegan Payne, Jessica Lewis Woolcott, Stephanie Lewis Ward and Jordan Lewis, along with great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cathleen Payne Lewis.
In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated.
Class of 1966
Passed Aug 10, 2010
Class of 1977
Passed Dec 03, 2010
Class of 1958
(Passed date unknown)
Class of 1964
Passed Aug 16, 2013
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1963 50-YEAR CLASS REUNION
The Class of '63 is planning it 50-year reunion for August of 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Urbana. Further information wi...
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