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Jerry Lee Payton

Jerry Lee Payton, 86, of Moberly, MO, went home to the Lord on November 16, 2021, at Monroe Manor- Paris, MO.

Jerry was born on June 11, 1935 in Moberly, MO, to Charles Payton and Julia Anderson Payton.

He graduated from Moberly High School. Jerry worked for Norfolk and Southern Railroad for 40 years.

He was a member of the Jefferson Avenue Methodist Church and was very active with the Family Life Fellowship Church.

Jerry and Barbara Morton were married on June 27, 1954 in Moberly, MO.

Jerry was an active member who was deeply involved in the youth ministry for the majority of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Cardinal baseball.

His family and friends will always remember him as a devoted father and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Payton and one son-in-law, Bill Fish.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Barbara Payton of Moberly, MO; three children, Debbie Fish of Huntsville, MO; Cathy Reed and husband Wayne of Cabot, AR and Dave Payton and wife Marsha of Huntsville, MO; six grandchildren, Jeremiah Fish and wife Cortney of Columbia, MO, Wallace Fish of Huntsville, MO, Adam Reed and Kristen of Cabot, AR, Aaron Reed and wife LeeAnn of Cabot, AR, Dylan Payton of Huntsville, MO and Justin Payton of Huntsville, MO; seven great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

A private graveside service celebrating Jerry’s life has been scheduled for Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery, Moberly, MO.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Payton

Patricia Bolden Nov 19 2021 5:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Payton

Pat Bolden Nov 19 2021 5:01 PM

Cathy, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He sounded like such a wonderful Christian man. Lifting you and your family up in prayer during this difficult time.

Jim and Susan Carson Nov 19 2021 11:14 AM

So blessed to have known Jerry from the time I worked with FLF. Barb, you and Jerry will always hold a special place in my heart. Sad to see he's gone; but so happy he is finally with Jesus. What a reunion that must be! Praying for you Barb.

Barb Denny Nov 18 2021 8:57 PM

Dear Morty,
God bless you during this time. I'm so sorry, but Roosty is in heaven for his wonderful belief in Jesus. Take care of yourself! I love you!
Jennie Lou O'Connor Magan

Jennie Lou O’Connor Nov 18 2021 12:49 PM

Hi Morty this is your friend Glenna (Johnson)from high school. So sorry to see that Roosty has passed. I hope you are doing well. I live in Columbia now and have for a long time.

Glenna Kilfoil Nov 18 2021 10:23 AM

Jerry was a very good man who was always eager and willing to serve the Lord. My condolences to Barb and the family. I will miss him.

Douglas Finnell Nov 17 2021 9:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Payton

Charlie & Sandra Viers Nov 17 2021 1:59 PM

Barb, we are so sorry, sending hugs and love..manygood memories with you both. I won't be able to make the services. I am dealing with daily radiation treatments.
Carolyn Underwood

Carolyn Underwood Nov 17 2021 10:32 AM

My heart grieves, if it was not for him and Barb. I would not be alive today. They drove to Huntsville every Sunday for almost three years to pick me up for church! They drove us to so many youth functions, gave me food, clothing and a forgiving heart. Taught me to be giving and non judgmental ! I witnessed compassion so many times.,I WILL forever be thankful for him.!! Hugs love and prayers. Memories forever imbedded ( He knows) love hugs and prayers! One more Angel looking over us!

Jessica Buck Nov 16 2021 11:15 PM

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