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Robert Ezra Payne

November 6, 1937 — March 14, 2024


Robert Ezra Payne, 86, of Randleman passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024 at his home.

Mr. Payne was born in Guilford County on November 6, 1937, son of the late Ezra Thomas Payne and Clara Lou Liner Payne. Robert was a resident of Randolph County for over 40 years and retired from Old Dominion Trucking after 45 years of service, having over 4 million miles of safe driving. Mr. Payne was a former race car driver and was an avid NASCAR fan. Robert was a sweet and humble man, loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Payne is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Janet Manring Payne, who he will now spend eternity with; daughter, Lisa Dawn Payne; and sister, Betty Britt.

Mr. Payne is survived by his children, Robert Gary Payne of Randleman, Willie Thomas Payne and wife Tonya of Randleman, Amanda Thompson and husband Jeffery of Randleman, Denise Wilson and husband Willie of Geona, WV, Richard Curtis Payne, Sr. and companion Rosemary of Asheboro, and Richard Curtis Payne, Jr. and wife Rosemary of the home; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends Monday, March 18, 2024 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home of Randleman. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Hardy officiating. Interment will follow at Randolph Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Hospice of Randolph County with a special thanks to Lisa, Stephanie, and Jordan.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. or to Gateway Baptist Church, 125 Debanne Road. McLeansville, NC 27301.

Pugh Funeral Home is serving the Payne family.
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