Larry Lee Payton 58, died Thursday (July 13, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook.
Larry was born Oct. 10, 1947, to Denzel and Ruth (Lorimer) Payton in McCook. He graduated from Atwood High School in Atwood.
He married Judy K. Willey in Arapahoe on May 29, 1967. He worked in the oil fields for more than 27 years in the Kansas, Nebraska area. Larry worked at McCook Community College from 1988 until 1999 when he had to leave the job he loved due to heath reasons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Denzel and Ruth; brother Ronnie Payton; and step-father, Bernard Vrbas.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Payton; sons Brian Payton and wife, Mary and Justin Payton; daughters Angela Payton and Dawn Kalinski and husband, Troy, all of McCook; brother, Gary Payton and special friend, Paula from New Mexico; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Monday, at 10 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Wright officiating. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
His body was cremated, there will be no visitation. Friends and family may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials can be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.