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Mark Howard PayneOctober 18, 1968 ~ March 21, 2017 (age 48)
Mark Howard Payne, age 48, of Macomb, passed away at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1968 in Macomb, Illinois the son of W. Don and Maureen Fowler Payne. He first married Emilie Dorman on November 6, 1993 and they had two children. He then married Vickie Piper on March 31, 2016 in Macomb, whom he met while delivering hay to her home.
He is survived by his wife Vickie, one daughter Morgan Payne of Macomb, his mother Maureen Payne of Macomb, two sisters, Vanessa (Tom) Castleman of Biloxi, Mississippi and Kim Marie (Eric) VanFleet of Macomb, one stepson, Paxton (Kailey) Piper of Dunlap, Illinois, one step grandchild Haven Piper of Dunlap, Illinois and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, W. Don Payne, son Brendon Payne, brother Steve Payne, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Mark lived in the Industry and Macomb areas all of his life, he was a graduate of Industry High School. Mark was very good at all the trades, he was an expert electrician and contractor. He was well known for his top quality hay production business, and was very passionate about breeding and raising his high quality Black Angus Cattle. Mark farmed hundreds of acres throughout his life and very much missed working along side his son Brendon on the farm. Brendon passed away in 2014. Mark was a loving husband and father.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Pastor Randy Munson officiating. Following the graveside service the family will meet with friends at the home of Mark’s mother, Maureen Payne at 1106 Bobby Avenue in Macomb.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Mark Payne Memorial Fund.
Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements.