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Donald L. Payton, 82, of Veedersburg, Ind., passed away 3:16 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his residence with his family at his side.
Don was born September 22, 1935, in Veedersburg, the son of Glen and Zula (Peavler) Payton.
He married Judy Kochell July 1960.
Surviving family include his wife of 57 years Judy, Veedersburg; two sons, Chris (J.J.) Payton, Veedersburg, Dennis (Staci) Payton, Covington; sister-in-law, Marilyn Payton, West Lebanon; four grandchildren, Shane (Haley) Payton, Kierstin (Ryan) Paschal, Emily Payton, Ben Payton; two great-grandchildren, Piper Ann Paschal and Tenley Lynn Payton; and a dear family friend, Stacie Maynard.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother Duane Payton; and a sister, Lois Edwards.
Don graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1954. He served his country in the U.S. Army following high school. Don worked at Olin Corporation and retired after 35 years of employment.
He was an avid sports fan and would always cheer for Notre Dame football, IU basketball and Fountain Central sports.
Don thoroughly enjoyed spending family time with his four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Per Don's request there will be no services.
Published on November 23, 2017
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