Dr. Gary L. Payne Sr., EdD

September 9, 1935 - August 30, 2019

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Dr. Gary L. Payne Sr. EdD beloved husband of 61 years to Mary Jane Payne (nee Keifer). Dear father of Allison Payne, Andrea Tannreuther, Gary L. (Noma) Payne Jr. and Angela (late Christopher) John. Beloved grandfather of Christina Hurley, Angela Payne, Alexander Burton, Kaitlyn Payne, Todd Payne and the late Stanley Burton. Great grandfather of Sophie Blackburn. Brother of the late Raymond Payne and Bobby Lee Payne. Gary was born in Gallipolis, OH on September 9, 1935 to his parents Raymond A. and Filomena Payne (nee Lupidi). He graduated from Steubenville High School and went onto Ohio State University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Gary was a member of the O.S.U. Concert and Marching Band and had the distinct honor of dotting the i. From there he went onto earn a Masters of Education from Kent State University and a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University. Gary was the Superintendent at Wyoming public schools for 14 years and post retirement a Professor at Miami University Oxford for 10 years. Gary passed away at Otterbein Lebanon where he lived since 2012 on August 30, 2019 at the age of 83. Services will be held privately for the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Assoc. 644 Linn St. #1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203.


Bridgette Lajoye - Sep 6, 2019
We, the family of Pat Bendel, would like to express our sympathies. I missed Gary today when I visited my mom and they told me he had passed away. Please be assured of prayers
Jw sears - Sep 5, 2019
Sorry for your loss. We remember Gary and his dedication to the Wyoming Ohio school district. John and Janet Sears
George and Brenda Logue - Sep 1, 2019
Mary Jane, you and your family have our sincere sympathy for you loss.
Clay Beekley - Sep 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy on Dr. Payne's passing. He was a professional inspiring mentor and educational leader. He had a distinct impact on my professional career as a building principal aspiring to replicate his dedication to excellence. May the angels welcome you to Paradise.
Pam Bennett - Aug 31, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for the family. I am so sorry for your loss.