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Vernon Edward Payne

HORSE CAVE – Vernon Edward Payne, 59, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 29, 2024, at his residence. A native of Taylor County, he was the son of the late James Walter “Shorty” Payne and Deatte Larue Wilcox Payne.

Vernon was a former manager of an Exxon market and formerly a member of the Merchant Marines having served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In recent years, he was an interior designer. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Glasgow.

Survivors include his partner and long-time companion, Jose Cabrero; two sisters, Marlene Robin and Shirley Nolen; a special cousin, Gail Cave; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James “Jimmy” Payne; and two sisters, Mary Kay Clark and Margaret Payne Elie.

The family honored Vernon’s wishes to be cremated. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date. Arrangements entrusted to Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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  1. Shannon & Eddie Key on March 3, 2024 at 11:46 am

    He was a precious man and will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to Jose. May God comfort and keep you. Much love, your church family

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