Mr. Loy Russell Payton, age 91, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the Pruitt Healthcare Center.
He was a member and Deacon of the Lakeview Baptist Church and was retired from the Temple Inland Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Ruth Arden Payton; son, Phillip Payton; and a sister, Geraldine Graves.
Mr. Payton is survived by a son, Steve (Mitzi) Payton; brother, Joe (Frances) Payton; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be heldThursday, January 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.in the Chapel of Coffman Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery with the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion Honor Guard is in charge of military graveside rites.
Pallbearers will be Brian Payton, Darrell Payton, Stacy Koonce, Brandon Ball, Jay Jones, and Nick Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Pruitt Healthcare Center.
Mr. Payton will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friendsThursday fromnoonuntil the funeral hour.
Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel, is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Loy Russell Payton. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.