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William Earl Payton

May 5, 1943 — April 23, 2012

William Earl (Billy) Payton, Jr. age 68 of Horse Cave passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at Caverna Memorial Hospital.

He was a Hart County native, retired as Vice President of Midway Wholesale Company in Horse Cave. He was a member of Horse Cave Baptist Church. He was a past member of the Bearwallow Masonic Lodge # 231 and the Caverna Jaycees.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Rachel Anderson Payton.

Survived by

wife of 52 years, Barbara

3 children, William (Bill) Earl Payton, III and wife Pam of Cave City

Phillip Whitney Payton of Horse Cave

Jennifer Payton Burton and husband Lowell of Goodlettsville, Tn.

5 grandchildren, Christy Payton, Kate Payton, Hannah Payton, Emma Burton and Jake Burton

1 great-grandchild, Skylar Stockton

3 sisters: Dorothy Stinson and husband John T. of Horse Cave

Marie Caudill and husband Gordon of Auburn, Ky.

Connie Doyle and husband Brian of Newton, Georgia

brother-in-law, Bill Bryant of Cincinnati Ohio

sister-in-law, Patricia Wilson of Elizabethtown, Ky.


There will be no visitation prior to the Celebration of Life.

Funeral Service

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 2PM - 4PM at the Cave City Convention Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Winn Funeral Home.

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