Claude Eugene Payne, 79, of Marshall, passed away November 21, 2020 in Longview. He was born November 17, 1941 in San Antonio to Otis Kendrick Payne and Regina Pawlak Payne. He graduated from the University of Houston with his Bachelors in Accounting. He married Jeanne Marie Lord April 20, 1974 in Houston. He and his wife moved to Marshall to go to work for Marshall Exploration as a CPA and continued working there until his retirement.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife; Jeanne Payne of Marshall; son; Curtis Lee Allee and his wife Joana Marie of Marshall; daughter; Rebecca Jean Allee, Ph.D. of Slidell, LA; brother; Roy David Payne and his wife Mary Kay of Maypearl, TX; as well as a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family members and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Colonial Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Carl Teel officiating.
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