Julian Eugene Payne

Published 5:04 pm Monday, March 25, 2019

Julian Eugene Payne, 87, of Smithfield, passed away on March 24, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late William Eugene Payne and Lizzie Ellen Payne and was predeceased by his wife, Elouise Payne.

He served in the U.S. Navy and retired after 20 years. He also retired from the Newport News Shipyard. He was a member of the Smithfield Ruritan Club where he was known as “Chief.” He was a member of Benn’s United Methodist Church.  

He was survived by his daughter, Judy P. Imdahl-King; and his son, Michael E. Payne; three grandchildren Aaron J. Imdahl, Ashley N. Imdahl and Julian M. Payne; sisters, Annie Davis and Anges Joyner; brother, Otis Payne; and stepchildren Danny Norris and Jerri Bailey. 

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The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk on Wednesday, March 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Following the visitation, family and friends will proceed to Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, for a 3 p.m. graveside funeral service with military honors conducted by the Rev. Betsy Caudill. Condolences may be registered at RWBakeRFH.com.