Alan E. Payne, 61, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

He was born in Pensacola, Florida, Sept. 1, 1957.

His family moved to California in 1959, where Alan lived until moving to St. Joseph, in 1990.

He attended North Western College where he made the Deans List in 1994, and became an engineer in commercial heating and cooling.

Alan enjoyed boating, water skiing and driving Jeep trails with the Jeep Club.

He battled cancer for 10 years then it consumed his body.

Alan was preceded in death by this father, John K. Payne in 1992.

Survivors include: daughters, Marla Marie Laing (Chase), Elko, Nevada and Shellie Rood, St. Joseph; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; mother, Sally (Strable) Payne; brother, Rick Payne (Debra), Amazonia, Missouri; sisters, Barbara Ann Giffin, Athens, Tennessee, Debra Mosier (Scott), St. Joseph, Sharon Sanz (Mike Thorton, Savannah, Missouri; life partner, Kelly Woodard, St. Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held June 29, 2019.

Cremation under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the ASPCA or local Animal Shelter. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.