Lawrence (Ed) Edward Payne Sr., 80, Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Hannibal, died at 3:25 p.m. Feb. 16, 2013, at Ames Hospice Center in Westlake, OH. Mr. Payne was born Jan 19, 1933, to Wilhelmina Juliana Passig Payne and Lawrence Lee Payne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Derald Lee Payne; a stepson, Kevin Longbrake; and a step grandson, Jonathan Longbrake.
He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Longbrake Payne; a son, Lawrence Edward Payne Jr. (Elizabeth), Boonville, MO; a daughter, Janet Payne Willett (Eddie), Hannibal, MO; a stepson, Louis Dale Longbrake, Florida; a stepdaughter, Michele Reeve (Tom), Waynesville, MO; four brothers, Bernie L. Payne (Sandy), Waterloo, IA, R. Orville Payne, Carson, CA, Larry L Payne (Cathy), Lathrop, MO, and Rodger Payne (Cindy), Kearney, MO; and one sister, Evelyn Davis, Independence, MO. He had 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Payne was a member of First Baptist Church, Sheffield Lake, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army and was an engineer on the Burlington Northern Railroad.