Glenn Allen Payne, 44, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Blytheville, died June 3, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.
He was born in Blytheville to Bobby Lee and Daisy McDermott Payne. He lived in Blytheville most of his life.
He moved to Cherokee Village six years ago. He was a surveyor and heavy equipment operator. He was a former member of 13th and Main Street Church of Christ in Blytheville, and was currently a member of Evening Shade Church of Christ.
According to his family, he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time on Spring River. He was a hospital volunteer and also did volunteer work for the American Cancer Society. In the Cherokee Village area he was known as "the greatest barbecue chef" and amazed everyone with his talent of cooking hogs for the cancer team. He lived for his dog, Jake, enjoyed playing with him and planned to include him in the Relay For Life walk.
Survivors include his mother, Daisy McDermott Payne of Blytheville; a sister and brother-in-law -- Debra and Tim Revell of Memphis; a niece, Cassie Revell, who was his pride and joy; and his chocolate lab, Jake.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Payne, and his grandparents -- Claude and Dora Payne and Mayo and Dorothy McDermott.
A graveside service was June 6 at Elmwood Cemetery with Craig Lindsey officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home Inc. of Blytheville.
Memorials may be made to the Eastern Ozarks Home Health and Hospice, 122 Hospital Drive, Cherokee Village, AR 72529 or to the American Cancer Society.