John PayneNovember 20, 1938 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 79)
John J. Payne, Sr, went to his heavenly rest on November 20, 2017. He leaves behind his adored wife Judy of 27 years. Father of Deborah Dupiere, Kathy Bourg, and John Payne, Jr. (April). Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Age 79, a native of New Orleans, John was a former conductor with Illinois Central Railroad for 39 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 noon with visitation beginning at 11:00 am from Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Donations can be made to the LASPCA. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com. Information 504-835-2341.