FRANKLIN “SID” PAYNE OBITUARY
Franklin “Sid” R. Payne, 88, of Cherry Tree, PA died on Monday, September 5, 2022 at his home.
The son of Sydney and Edith (Johns) Payne, he was born on March 26, 1934 in Emeigh, PA.
Sid served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956 earning the rank of Specialist Third Class with a service time the spanned the Korean War and peacetime.
On August 29, 1959, he married the former Betty V. Scott and they have shared over sixty-three years of marriage together.
After 18 ½ years of employment as a coal miner, Sid retired from the Greenwich Collieries when it closed. He also worked as a cement mason for over twelve years and was a past Montgomery Twp. Supervisor and township employee.
Sid was a longtime member of the Glen Campbell American Legion Post 435, where he served as a board member and assisted with military honors.
He greatly enjoyed family gatherings at home on Sunday evenings; watching old western movies on television and going to polka dances with his wife, Betty.
Sid had a natural talent for striking up conversations and easily befriending others. He loved spending time with his dachshund, FeFe.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Cherry Tree, PA; his four children: Cindy Fetterman and husband Chris of Clymer, PA; Michele Michny of Clymer, PA; Mark Payne and wife Christine of Cherry Tree, PA and Patrik Payne of Cherry Tree, PA; his eight grandchildren: Mandy Cavallo and husband John; Adam Fetterman and fiancé Mary; Erica Engle and husband Cody, Kayla Payne and Jessika Payne; his six great-grandchildren: Micah Lotson; Cole Cowher; Phoebe Verchick; Dominic and Zoey Engle and Aaliyah Payne and his brother: Larry Payne of Emeigh, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his four sisters: Isabel; Betty; Lillian and Lois.
Family and friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Military Honors will be conducted by the Glen Campbell American Legion Post 435.
Interment will take place at the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Glen Campbell, PA.
Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Sid’s guestbook and share a memory or condolence message.