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Barry A. Payne

December 15, 1942 — December 26, 2019

Barry A. Payne, 77, of Wilkes-Barre passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on December 26, 2019.

Born December 15, 1942 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of the late James and Sara Burke Payne.

A Meyers High School graduate, Barry went on to play football for Temple University where he earned his bachelor of science in education. He completed his masters degree at Bloomsburg University and superintendent certificate of SUNY Cortland.

Barry was a teacher in the Deposit Central School District in New York where he coached varsity football and served as athletic director before retiring. Returning to Wilkes-Barre, Barry taught for a few more years, mostly at Coughlin High School.

Barry was a member of the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority for five years and served on the Wilkes-Barre Planning Commission. He was also a member Masonic Lodge 61 and Irem Temple Shriners.

A brother, Warren Payne, and sister, Nancy Spitler, preceded him in death.

Barry will be greatly missed by his wife of forty-nine years, the former Mary Brown; daughter, Kimberly and her husband Matt Lackey of Birmingham, Alabama; son; Barry Payne, II of Stroudsburg; granddaughters, Abigael and Madalyn Hulbert; nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

Celebration of Barry's Life will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019, with visitation beginning at 11 AM followed by a memorial service at 12 noon at McLaughlin's, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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