Tim D. Payne, of Winfield, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at the William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, at the age of 59.

Timothy was born the son of Chester D. and Billie Lee (Roth) Payne on Thursday, May 20, 1954 in Wellington. His parents preceded him in death.

On July 20, 1980, Tim and Pam Cooke were united in marriage in Coffeyville. Together they celebrated 33 years of marriage.

He graduated from Wellington High School with the Class of 1972. Following high school, Tim became a proud member of the United States Navy. He later went on to earn his Masters Degree and was a Special Education Teacher. Tim worked in several communities such as Winfield, Pratt, and Arkansas City and retired after 25 years of service.

Survivors include wife, Pam Payne of Winfield; brothers, Mike Payne and his wife Janice of Temple, Texas, Pat Payne of Wichita, and Jeff Payne and his wife Sheila of Overbrook; sisters, Lana Glaysher and her husband Doug of Bentonville, Ark., and Dee Graves and her husband Dick of Winfield, along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Tim will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington. Military honors will be provided.

Memorials have been established in his loving memory with Cowley County Humane Society, 7648 222nd Road, Winfield, KS 67156. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.

Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.