William Jess Payne, 55, of Hartford, died Friday, April 7, 2023 at his home. He was a carpenter and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob Rice and Stewart and Margaret Payne.
He is survived by a son, Jesse (Krista) Payne of Fordsville; a daughter, Kimberly Thomasson of Hartford; his parents, Larry and Bonnie Payne of Hartford; grandchildren, Emilee Thomasson, Dakota Payne, Hadleigh Payne, Mason Payne, Sophia Castillo and Elijah Castillo; brother, Steven (Melanie) Payne of Hartford; and grandmother, Jean Rice of Owensboro.
Memorial services will be noon Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Geary Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Geary Funeral Home toward final expenses.
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