TERRE HAUTE —
Louie J. Payne, 72, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 12:52 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, in Providence Healthcare Center in St. Mary-of-the-Woods. He was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Tazwell, Tenn., to Thurman Payne and Stella Johnson Payne.
He retired from the Doan Ford automobile dealership in Terre Haute after many years of service as an auto body repairman.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Alice “Joan” Payne; their four children, who blessed them with eight grandchildren: son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Marcia Payne and their children Jessica Fiddler and her husband David, Paul Payne and his wife Nicole, Amanda Payne and Maegan Payne; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Pat Conaty, and their son Cody Conaty; daughter, Jane Capicik and her son Kyle Capicik and his wife Elise; son, Jim Payne and his companion Leeann Dixon, Jim’s children, Cami Payne and Cameron Payne; and 12 great-grandchildren, Haley, David, Bailey, Tyler, Mark, Shelby, Peyton, Noelle, Logan, Dillon, Gavin and Regan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Virginia Kay Payne.
Funeral services for Louie will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with Pastor Jake Evans officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available in the funeral home.