Billy Franklin Payne


Billy Franklin Payne, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Bill was born on April 7, 1934, in Cartersville, GA, son of the late Hobart and Bridgette Payne.

Bill was the owner/operator of Bill Payne Tire. After retiring from the tire business, he began working at Blue Sky Car Wash. In his spare time he enjoyed umpiring baseball and softball  for the Cartersville Recreation Department and he also coached a women's softball team for many years. With his loving wife of sixty-four years, Bill traveled with Gayle to numerous bowling tournaments. He was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and a proud and active member of Adairsville Church of God.

Bill is preceded in death by his brothers, James and Eugene Payne; sisters, Frances Payne and Dorothy Poole.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Payne; sons, Jeff (Kim) Payne and Todd Payne; grandchildren, Breanna (Eric) Owens, Chase (Brittany) Payne, Corey Payne, Cole (Sara) Payne, Emmry Payne and Lawson Payne; great-grandchildren, Maddy Payne, Noah Owens, Jase Owens, Savannah Payne, Carter Payne, Connor Payne; brother, Hugh Payne; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-laws, Madlyn Sligh and Brenda Nix.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, August 11, 2018, in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Sammy Burgess, Rev. Joe Nix and Rev. Doug Harris officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Serving as Pallbearers are Lamar Brock, Doug Fortner, Mark Cornett, James Cornett, Chase Payne, Corey Payne, Cole Payne, Tommy Howard and Eric Owens.

Honorary Pallbearers are Fuzz Cornett, Lamar Thacker, Bobby Womack, Bill Stafford, Earl Mathison, Wallace Pickel and Michael Scoggins.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the evening until nine o'clock on Friday, the 10th of August, 2018, at Owen Funeral Home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Bill's honor at Renesant Bank, 880 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy., Cartersville, GA 30120.

Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.