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Gary Payne

Gary Don Payne

Tuesday, July 12th, 1955 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Gary D. Payne, cherished husband, father and grandfather passed away at his home in Arlington, TX on July 25, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.

Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington.
Memorials: For memorial contributions in memory of Gary, the family has designated the Cancer Research Institute.

Gary was born on July 12, 1955, in Olton, Texas. He was the son of Joel and Iris Payne.
At age 17 he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served in the Viet Nam area. He was a welder by trade.
In August of 1992, he married the love of his life, Martha Black, in Arlington, TX. Their marriage was based on respect and a deep love for each other. They enjoyed opening their home and entertaining family and friends. Gary loved to cook and was famous for his potato salad.

Gary was devoted to his grandchildren. He also loved being an uncle and great-uncle and never missed an opportunity to celebrate a birthday or holiday. He had a fondness for all dogs but was passionate about his Boston Terriers. He enjoyed many hours training and playing with his dogs.

Gary was a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan. He would put on a Cowboy jersey and watch the games. Sometimes cheering and sometimes jeering at the plays called by the coach.

Gary was best known for his compassion and generosity. He was always willing to extend a helping hand or open his home to family or friends who found themselves in need of a place to stay.

Survivors: He is survived by wife of 30 years, Martha Payne; son, James Payne and wife Suzy, their children Cole and Chloe; Cory Black and wife Jessica, their children Delaney and Georgia; son, Casey Black and wife Claire; parents, Joel and Iris Payne; sister and husband, Brenda and Fred Wright; brother and wife, Mike and Cathy Payne.
Gary will be missed by all who knew him.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
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Jessica Black

Posted at 10:20pm
I couldn’t have asked for a better Pop Pop for my girls. He loved them so much - and they loved him even more. He & Georgia were like two peas in pod. I hope there’s cheetos, chips & square cheese in Heaven, because Georgia is going to expect Gary to have a plate waiting for her whenever she gets there.
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Gloria Harr

Posted at 09:18am
Will miss you Gary. You were such a wonderful friend to Randall and our family. Love, Gloria Harr
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The Harr Family

Posted at 09:18am
Gary, You will forever be in our hearts. We will miss you. I will tell my boys stories about our adventures and the kindness you spared no expense
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Mike Payne

Posted at 08:34pm
Gary...my "little" brother was so much bigger than I will ever be. I think anyone that knew him would agree, he was such an open and caring person. His love of family is second to none. Gary and Martha shared a wonderful life together and, they made a great team. I know he is in a peaceful place now and free from the struggles of late. I see the picture on the memorial page and that is how I choose to remember Gary. Rest in peace brother.

Rachel Herrera

Posted at 06:10pm
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