Family Login:

James Frederick Payne

Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Having known and loved Pat first, I cherished the times that Fred would be with us. I loved to hear him talk about mission work and all the...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Hazelyn McComas - Milwaukee, WI

“I worked as a volunteer under the leadership of Fred and Vic. I first met Fred while he was leading the building of Sunrise at Giest UM. I also...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Wayne Nichols - Corydon, KY

“Uncle Frederick was one in a million! I have many memories of going on tractor rides, hayrides, and skiing at the lake. He was an awesome skier! We...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Diane Kehoe - Niece

“My husband, Mark, and I were young Christians when we attended New Richmond United Methodist. We were around 20-23 years old and had a real desire to...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Clapp - New Richmond, IN

“The photo of Fred says so much about the contribution he made to my life and to those of us who share our hearts in Seekers class. A wise gentle man...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Rosie Bishop - Indianapolis, IN

“Pat you have our deepest sympathy. Fred was a man with a heart for missions and he inspired others. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Randall Slavens - Fairland, IN

“Pat, thank you for sharing Fred with me! From designing a deck after mine collapsed. to assisting Gary fix my water leak, Fred was, and will...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Ann Richardson - Indianapolis, IN

“I got to know Fred better in the last few years, and I discovered what an amazing person he was. Our common passion for mission left me with a great...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Dick Bender - Greenwood, IN

“In the hot, dry summer of 1988, Fred lived out his Christian witness to the Bridgeport United Methodist Church community as he (and Victor) helped us...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Greg Bright - Bridgeport, IN

“Fred was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and performed an excellent ministry for the church and his Lord. I always appreciated his attitude and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Rev. Paula Young Mayberry - IN

“Lifting you and your family in prayer ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Summers - Greenfield, IN

“My prayers are with you Pat and your family. Obviously, I remember Fred from all the mission work he did for SIC. I always enjoyed talking with him...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Karen Devaisher - Avon, IN

“Prayers for comfort and peace in your loss to Pat and family. What a wonderful servant of God now sharing eternal happiness. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Rev. Laura McDonald - Depauw, IN

“Pat, I was saddened to learn of Fred's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Margaret J. Mayo - Indianapolis, IN

“Pat, my deepest sympathy. May you know the comfort of God's eternal care. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Elliott-Fox - IN

“Pat, I was saddened to learn of Fred's passing. I always valued his visits to the conference office, his caring ways, and his delightful sense of...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Barnes - Bloomington, IN

“What a joy it was to know and work with Fred. We will always remember. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Mona and Gene Morgan - Carmel, IN

“Fred and I worked together a number of years ago. I always appreciated his commitment and his willingness to do whatever needed to be done. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: joe wagner - Colfax, IN - Friend

“Mrs. Paynoe, I am sorry very sorry to learn of Fred's death. He made a real contribution to so many churches/congregation across the land. My...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Harry A. Coleman - Piedmont,, WV

“Pat,You and your family are in our daily thoughts & prayers.God bless you! ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Jim & Bonnie Stone - Shelbyville, IN

“Pat We want you to know that we care. May God's blessings be yours now and always. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dora and John Largent - Engelwood, FL


James Frederick Payne of Indianapolis, died on November 9, 2012 at the age of 84.

He lived his life by the words of his Lord, and served Him in everything he did.

Born April 5, 1928, to Eugene and Fern Brunton Payne in Romney, IN.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years: Patricia Ann Good Payne; children: Victor Alan Payne (Kristine Dunn), Valerie Ann Payne Smith, Vincent Arthur Payne, and Sondra Newman; grandchildren: Cory James Smith, Joshua Wade Smith, Jessica Ann Smith-Indiana, Felicia Marie Payne and Machaelie Halsey; great-grandchildren: Hayden Smith and Kason Smith.

Mr. Payne graduated from New Richmond High School in 1946, enlisted in the United States Army in 1950 during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1956. He completed secondary schooling at Purdue University, Agriculture Certificate Program – 1958 – 1960. 50 year member of the New Richmond Masonic Lodge #604 F&AM, 14 years volunteer 4-H Horse and Pony Leader in Montgomery County, IN, leadership with the Walk to Emmaus, Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church, member of the United Methodist Church in New Richmond until 1981, Darlington United Methodist Church until 1984, Nashville United Methodist Church until 2001, hosted foreign exchange college students and inner city children in his home for many years and participated in mission trips, his most memorable trip was to Sierre Leone, Africa.

Married to Patricia Ann Good, June 17, 1956 at the Congress Street United Methodist Church in Lafayette, IN. They resided in New Richmond until 1981, where he was a grain and livestock farmer. He and his family moved to Darlington and then to Unionville (Lake Lemon). He led the Volunteers in Mission Program of the former South Indiana Conference United Methodist until 1998, when he retired. Mr. Payne and his wife relocated to Indianapolis and attended the Southport United Methodist Church and traveled the country with the Central Indiana Airstream Group, wintering in Travelers Rest, Dade City, Florida until 2009.

Preceding him in death are his parents and sister: Martha Janssen.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church 2560 Villa Ave, Indianapolis, 46203. Visitation will be from 1:30 P.M. until the time of the service. Memorial contribution may be made to Riley Hospital Children's Foundation Cancer Center, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.