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John Rey Payne was born on Jan. 25, 1973, and rode his last rodeo on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
Heâ€™ll be busy wearing his guardian angel hat for his beloved children, Tallen and Kaitlyn and their mother, Marsha; brothers, Steven and Robert; sister-in-law, Solana; parents, Keith and Martha Payne; his aunt and uncles, Louis and Cindy King, Tim Payne and Kent Payne; and grandmother, Addie Payne. Heâ€™s got a watchful eye on his top hands, Adtikus, Robert and Brittany, Kyla and Cody and VickiSue, as well as all his extra nieces, nephews and cousins that were drawn in by his fun loving personality. Heâ€™s also swinging his guardian angel loop to include Grandpa Jim, Terry, his many friends who rope and those who donâ€™t, his great family of co-workers at Crane Services, all the in-laws and out-laws, and all those he ever wrangled into his remuda.
Put on your favorite pair boots and jeans and join us in a celebration of his incredible life on Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. (come early/stay late), at Johnâ€™s home in Sweetwater, TX on County Road 426.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Galloway & Sons Funeral Home of Beeville.