John Payne

John Albert Payne

1925 - 2017

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Obituary of John Payne

John Albert Payne, 92, of Salisbury, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.   Born in Temperanceville, VA, he was the son of the late

Lee Payne and Nancy Payne.


John was a US Army WWII veteran.  He was Past Master of the Wicomico Masonic Lodge #91, and a past member of the Wicomico Yacht Club and Power Squadron.  He worked for 49 years for J. W. Shockley & Sons, retiring as General Manager in 1991.


John is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mildred Darby Payne: a son, Howard L. Payne (Lee) of Chesapeake, VA; two step-sons, Mark Holloway (Pat) of Salisbury and Marion Holloway (Susan) of West Palm Beach, FL; and 2 grandchildren, Jaime & Bryan.


In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Love Payne; four siblings, Esther Trader, Roger Payne, Dora Kulp, and Florence Wooters.


A Masonic Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury.


Memorials are suggested to the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 St. Peters Street, Salisbury, MD 21801.


Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Please visit to express condolences to the family.


Masonic Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Parsons Cemetery
North Division Street P.O. Box 1718
Salisbury, Maryland, United States