Thomas E. Payne

Aug. 11, 1937 - Apr. 15, 2024


Celebration of Life :

     Friday, April 26, 2024
     3:00 P.M.

     Richburg Firemenís Clubhouse
     Griffin Street
     Richburg, NY 14774





Thomas E. Payne
ďTom the tomato manĒ

Thomas E. Payne, 86, of 7722 Rte. 417W., Bolivar, passed away Monday, April 15, 2024 at Wellsville Manor after a short illness.

Born on August 11, 1937, in Wellsville, he was a son of Vaughn A. and Frances (Bryan) Payne. On September 12, 1958, in Richmond, VA he married the former Charlotte Crandall who survives.

Tom went to school in Pensacola Florida. He had worked at Reid Hayden in Richmond, VA, Smith Construction in Pensacola, FL, Pratt & Whitney Air Craft in Hartford CT, St. Franics Hospital in Olean, Martin Dry Cleaners in Attica, and last was a counselor for the New York State Department of Corrections retiring in 1999.

He was best known for selling his veggies, fruits and flowers in Cuba, Allegany, Portville, and Bolivar from his roadside stand.

In addition to his wife Charlotte of Bolivar, he is survived by 4 children, William Payne of Bolivar, Patricia (Dave) Darrin of Auburn, Diana (Dan Cowell) Smith of Bolivar and Steven (Jessica) Payne of Auburn; 5 grandchildren, Charace (Nick), Jeremy, Joshua, Brad (Lynsey), and Angela (Ken); great grandchildren, Hannah, Hazel, Harper, Kenny, Spencer, and Lilly; one sister, Nancy Mattox of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 Sisters Carol and Barbara, and two brothers David and Vaughn Jr., who passed in infancy.

A Celebration of Tomís Life will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 at the Richburg Firemenís Clubhouse, Griffin Street, Richburg, New York 14774 beginning at 3:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Bolivar.





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