As the music fades and the turntable of life on this earth comes to a stop. We bring the news of the passing of William H "Bill" Payne.   

William Haydon Payne was born July 3rd 1939. Past from this life November 20th 2015 in Tulsa OK at the age of 76. 

A Broadcasters Broadcaster. Graduate of Oklahoma City University with a degree in electronic engineering. On the radio in Oklahoma since 1953 and a pioneer in FM broadcasting in Oklahoma. In 1963 one of three FM Stations on the air. Owner of radio stations in Edmond, Tulsa, Muskogee, Tahlequah, Eufaula, Hugo, Stuart, Antlers, Kiowa. Former Executive Director of the International Idea Bank Association. Worship leader at the Cookson United Methodist Church.  Earned his pilots license, life long Sooner fan. 

Bill is survived by the wife of the home Gail.

Son Will and wife Brandi Payne. Daughters Anne McGarry and husband Scott. Kelly Payne, Haydon Ishmael and husband Todd. 

Grandchildren, Joshua,Christopher, Taylor, Mitchell,Jesseca, Jarred, Madysen, McKinley, Jewele, William, and Hayes. Great Grandchildren Keegan, Hailey, Ivy, Piper, Gianna, and Liam. 

Preceded in Death by his parents William Howard and Lorena Payne. Sister Jo Anne Brown.

Memorial services will be Tuesday December 1st 2pm St. Stephen's United Methodist Church Broken Arrow, OK. 

In Lieu of flower, donations may be made to the OAB Scholarship fund or to the Cookson United Methodist Church

BillPayne 2014 OAB Hall of Fame






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