Russell G Payne

Russell G Payne, 64, Kansas City, KS passed away December 11, 2012.  Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133.  Military graveside services will be held 2:30 PM, Monday, December 17, 2012 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.  Russell was born August 24, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas.  He is an Army Vietnam Veteran.  Russell is survived by: the love of his life for 43 years, Maria Payne; mother, Jessie Pearl; son & daughter in law Jack E. & Kymberly Tibbits; son, Reuben G. Payne; daughter, Mechelle Payne; grandchildren, Josh, Nicholas, Tyler, Bobby, Reuben, McKayla, Alek, Jackson, Selyna, Shyann and Xavier; one great grandchild; brother, Bill Payne.  He is preceded in death by: father, John Payne and sister Peggy.  He will be missed by many family, friends, nephews, nieces and friends. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

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  1. Carie Shirley on December 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jay. We love you.

  2. Diana Holland on December 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm


    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Diana (Biz’s friend)

  3. Marilyn Oliva on December 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss and remembrance. May the happy memories of a lifetime of joy help you to get through the moments of sadness. God bless.

    Art & Marilyn Oliva Family

    Friends of Jack and Kymberly

  4. Sharon Fielden and Kayce Fielden on December 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    We want you to know, we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Adrianne Forson on December 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Jay, So sorry for your loss. I love you.

  6. Tino on December 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Aunt Maria,J.J. & Reuben im sorry & i`ll always miss Uncle Russell.There`s memories that make us laugh & laugh about what Uncle Russell said,did or how he came to his theories on certain topics,even to this day! I always loved Uncle Russell cause he treated me & my brothers just as he treated u 2 J.J. & Reuben,he kicked our butts when we got out of line ! He was right and we were wrong.I didnt realize it until years after we didnt live together anymore & i appreciate his him helping my mom with me & my brothers like that,cause she definetly needed a man`s help with us! I loved Uncle Russell for alot more things like the fact that he fought for this country & how he would do things like paint Reuben`s bike using house paint & a paint brush! That bike had a THICK & I MEAN A THICK COAT OF PAINT ON IT ! with all the signs & evidence that Reuben`s bike was painted with a brush you would use to paint a barn with ! Ha ! But do you know what made me love Uncle Russell even more than that,yes even more than that! is when i couldn`t get any rest back in 2010 cause the cops wouldn`t stop coming after me. I slept in my ride,ready to go when i`d hear them sneaking up on me! Then 1night I parked in front of Aunt Maria & Uncle Russell`s house,only cause they knew my van & wont call & report a suspious van parked like so many other homeowners did.Anyways,about 2am,Aunt Maria came out,tapped on my window with hot food for me,told me to eat & told me to come in and sleep. I didnt want to,cause i already felt bad that Aunt Maria got up in the middle of the night & cooked for me as i slept sitting up,ready to floor it.I said i didnt want to make Uncle Russell mad,she said,”he said get in here.” I went in,finished eating,got warm,smoked a cigarette with Uncle Russell & as Aunt Maria took my dishes to the kitchen,Uncle Russell told me “your my nephew,i dont want my nephew sleeping in a car,sitting up,ready to take off if the cops sneak up on him,not if i can help.Tino dont bring whatever your introuble for here,just bring yourself here,eat & get some rest.Tino i want you to.”Well,unless you`ve been in a situation like i was,i suppose a person wouldnt understand,but if u have or do understand well then you would see that Uncle Russell really meant it when he said i was his nephew…I know this was kinda long,but i can keep going & going about Uncle Russell. Aunt Maria,J.J. & Reuben i will miss Uncle Russell alot & im glad that he`s my uncle & i`m his nephew ! I do love you Uncle Russell

  7. Evelyn Hernandez on December 15, 2012 at 3:00 am

    My heart and prayers go out to you Maria, JJ, Reuben, and the rest of the family. Savor the memories, relish the good times.

    Maria, you had a good husband and best friend. Before he made his transition, his concern was for you, not himself.

    JJ and Reuben, you had a good father, who was always there for you guys.

    Russell was well respected, and courageous.

  8. John McCarty on December 15, 2012 at 6:12 am

    A loss at this young age, or any age is difficult. But, the love does not go away, it stays in our hearts that continues to grow each day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  9. Reuben Payne on March 11, 2018 at 1:18 am

    To my dear father not a day goes by that we all stop thinking about you or missing you. You was the best dad ever and i wish I wasn’t me and had been more respectful of you and more open to you. But you did your best and a lot of people will never understand that or you and your ways but dad i will never forget about you and til this day i still need you and wish I could of been better person and made you happy. I regret so much bad i did and the pain i caused you but no matter what you never turned yourback to me. All I can say now is i live for you and by you everyday and you dont need to worry about mom because I promised you that last time I spoke to you that i will take care of mom and our family. I love you dad more than anything and i wish I had heart enough to show you before and i just had so much anger in myself that I didnt have a care even for myself and i turned that hate on everyone else and i was wrong for that. Hope one day i can sit down and talk to you and tell you i love you and sorry I hurt you and made you worry about me. I wished I could of made you proud and that you was here with us today so I could take care of you like you did for me and family. Dad love you and your always with us.

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