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Lynn W. Payne

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Date published: 3/31/2014

Lynn W. Payne

Lynn Watt Payne, 82, of Colonial Beach, formerly of Mechanicsville, died Friday, March 28, 2014.

Lynn was born June 15, 1931, to Linwood Kennerly Payne Sr. and Opal Watt Payne. Raised in the Richmond area, he attended Varina High School and Richmond Professional Institute.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955, with extensive involvement during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, among several others. He was very active with both the American Legion and V.F.W.

Lynn married the former Elaine Jenkins on May 21, 1960, and enjoyed more than 53 years of a wonderful relationship with her.

Adept at everything from engineering design to sales, his work career included years of service with Reynolds Metals, Brown & Williamson and others. Lynn and his business partner, Bill Hicks, also owned the Squire House restaurant in Ashland. After retirement, Lynn and Elaine moved to a family property on beloved Rosier Creek in Colonial Beach.

Lynn is remembered by his many friends for his sense of humor, his smile and mischievous personality, his loyalty and service to others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Linwood K. Payne Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; three nephews; and a host of great friends.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the family farm "Edgewood" in King George County. The entrance into Edgewood is at the intersection of Round Hill Road (629) and Pine Hill Road (621). The gravel lane at the intersection leads to the farm and cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends of Lynn may make a contribution to a favorite charity.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh .com.