Zane Leon Payne, 84, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

A memorial service will begin at noon Friday, May 7, in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Milligan officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Friday before the service.

Mr. Payne was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was retired from General Motors and was inducted into the Georgia Labor Hall of Fame in 2015. He was elected and was currently serving his fourth term as chairman of the Retired United Auto Workers, Region 8. He was previously elected and served as chairman of the UAW Atlanta Area Retired Members Council. He was elected and served four terms as chairman of the UAW Local 10 Retired Workers Chapter.

Mr. Payne was born on May 19, 1936, in Chatsworth, Georgia. He graduated in Tennessee from his beloved Ducktown High School in 1956.

He is survived by his loving family, Jaidyn, Jeff Payne, Joel Payne, Pam (Bion) Moreland, Julie (Doug) Allen, Lauren Ashley, Kristian Michal (Andrew) Rhoads, Niklaus (Lindsey) Harrison, Whitney (Andrew) Johnson, Naomi Grace, Zane Lewis Harrison and Presley Johnson; his sisters, Jeanne Fowler and Edris Deal; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Vivian Kilpatrick Payne; parents, Wallace and Mabel Payne; and siblings, Lavern Lockhart, Olin Payne, Ruth Nichols, Austin Payne, Shirley Patterson, Max Payne and Barbara Dale.

Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052. Telephone 770-466-1544.

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