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1951 James 2022

James "Jimmy" "Pappy" Payne

April 5, 1951 — February 7, 2022

James Christopher "Jimmy" "Pappy" Payne, 70, of Thurmont, Maryland, passed from this life on Monday, February 7, 2022 at his home in Thurmont.

Born on April 5, 1951, in Washington DC, he was the son of James Louis Payne and Christina Lucille (Ford) Payne. Jimmy graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where he played football and basketball. He continued his passion for sports as he played softball for much of his early adulthood years. Jimmy worked from 1970-2014 in the same building, the Government Printing Office until his retirement. After retirement he spent much of his time restoring his Chevelle (Rattlesnake), helping Veterans through Thurmont Amvets, spending time with his family and playing his banjo.

He is survived by wife, Winnie Payne of 52 years; his children, Brian Payne wife Laurie Payne, Kimberly Moser husband Gary and Eric Payne wife Lindsay; grandchildren, Brooke Payne, Kourtney Moser, Grant Moser, Wyatt Payne,  Morgan Payne, Madisyn Payne, Rylan Payne, Kaitlyn Smith and Allyson Smith; great-granddaughter, Hadlee; and his siblings,  Katie Malloy and late husband Tommy, Deborah Mahon husband Donald, Bobby Payne, Billy Payne wife Brenda, Patrick Payne and wife Susan.

He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and very special "Aunties" that took such good care of him. Special friends, Dick Fleagle, Donald Fuss, Tom Joy, Tommy Greene, Thomas Green, Gary W. Moser and neighbors Connie and Tommy Fox.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Hoffman and granddaughter Mackynsie Payne.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, February 14, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main Street in Thurmont, MD.

A celebration of Jimmy's life journey will take place at 12:00 pm on Monday, February 14, 2022, at St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, 16150 St. Anthony's Road in Emmitsburg, MD.  Interment will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Thurmont.

Memorial donations may be made to Sons of the Thurmont Amvets.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, February 14, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont

104 E Main St, Thurmont, MD 21788

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Monday, February 14, 2022

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