James Loren Payne, 84

James Loren Payne, 84, of rural Urbana, died at 3:50 a.m., Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 
He was born on April 1, 1938, in Peru, to Frank Payne and Mildred (Wilson) Payne Carey.
Jim was a 1956 graduate of Lagro High School. He served in the Indiana National Guard. Jim married Priscilla Ann Bumgardner in Kendallville, on Sept. 26, 1959; she died Sept. 8, 2015. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church. He enjoyed farming, riding 4-wheelers, going to concerts, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Steven (Debby) Payne of Huntington; three grandchildren, Katie (Grant Eads) Payne of Fort Wayne, Nathan Pullum of Fortville, and Jennifer Pullum of Fort Wayne; 10 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Eads, Brooklyn Eads, D'nycia Johnson, Xavria Johnson, Chloe Pullum, Jeremiah Pullum, Tavion Keys, Layla Pullum, Kaeden Pullum, and Isys Pullum; and his special friend, Helen Adkins of Somerset. 
He was also preceded in death by his parents, son, Jeffrey Payne, and three sisters, Betty Reed, Donna Vettle, and Dorothy Hall.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2023, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Brian Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Thursday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Urbana Volunteer Fire Department.
The memorial guest book for James may be signed at

Posted on 2023 Mar 21