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Bruce Hardwick Payne, Jr. Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1927 - 2021

Bruce Hardwick Payne, Jr.Bruce Hardwick Payne, Jr.

WHEELERSBURG-Bruce Hardwick Payne Jr., 94, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Fairfield, Ohio. Bruce was born January 17, 1927 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Bruce H. Payne and Irene Thompson Payne. He graduated from Ohio University with a BA Degree and was employed as Personnel Manager for Detroit Steel/Cyclops. Bruce was a member of Raceland First Assembly, Ashland, KY and he was a World War II Veteran of the Navy. In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Fetters Payne, August 22, 2017 whom he married November 11, 1950. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bruce Gregory Payne. Bruce is survived by a daughter, Claudia Ann (Dean) Burk; two grandchildren, Lyndsel (Todd) Delaney and Dustin (Ryane) Burk and four great grandchildren, Stella Delaney, Harper Burk, Wyatt Burk and Hudson Burk.

Services for Bruce will be 12:00 noon Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastor James Wells officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with graveside Military Honors by American Legion James Dickey Post #23. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 11:00 am until the noon service. Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 4 condolences.

Debbie Seenarine Wilson
Friday February 25, 2022 at 10:41 AM

Claudia and family, I am so sad to hear of Bruce's passing. Both of your parents meant a lot to me. But they left behind a great legacy!! Blessings to you all! Debbie
Jeri Way Eichenlaub
Friday January 7, 2022 at 9:45 AM

Thoughts and payers for comfort. Thinking of all the fond memories spent with your family when we were kids!
Jeff and Kimberly Towell
Thursday January 6, 2022 at 2:54 PM

We got to know Bruce by taking care of his mother, my wife was her nurse and I was one of her caregivers, Bruce was a very caring and devoted man
Chris Miller
Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 2:39 PM

My father worked at Empire Detroit Steel and always spoke highly of your father. My sincere condolences to you and your family. G. Chris Miller

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