Funeral Service Associate
Ron Payne started grade school in Clay City and graduated from Salem High School in 1965. Ron then went on to attend a graduate from Lincoln Christian College. In the middle of his freshman year of college, and at the age of 18, he was called upon to serve as minister for the Ingraham Christian Church; an appointment he would hold for 47 years retiring in 2013.
Ron later moved to Louisville and accepted a position as Pastoral Minister at Red Brush Christian Church, working with senior citizens, teaching a weekly Hispanic bible study class and pastoring where needed.
Ron began working for the late John Neal Sr and later with the late Jack Neal. After Ron's retirement in 2013, he began working more extensively with the funeral homes. He has also been called upon many times over the years to pastor families who did not have a pastor or church affiliation.
Ron and his wife Shirley (Stanley) are proud parents of three children; Matt Payne who lives and works in Portland, Oregon as a trainer in the technology industry, Becky Payne who owns and operates Grace & Truth Counseling in Louisville and Abbey Brenneman, who along with her husband Chad, own and operate the Pizza Ranch Restaurant in Wentzville, Missouri. Ron and Shirley have six grandchildren.
Ron is honored to serve families and is also glad to help support Chris & Sandra Triplett with the continued smooth operation of the funeral homes. Ron perceives working at the funeral homes as a needed ministry for many and is thankful that he can be of service to those experiencing grief during the worst times in life.