Edward Allen Payton

Born: Tue., Aug. 27, 1963
Died: Wed., Jun. 24, 2020


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 29, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Jun. 30, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Edward Allen Payton, of Rockville, passed away at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
He was born in Clinton on August 27, 1963, to  Kate Rigsby and Edward Payton.
Ed was a family man.  He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids.  He loved hunting and being outside.  He was a retired plumber.  During his retirement he spent a lot of time serving in different areas.  He worked youth camps and enjoyed taking pictures at sporting events.  He was a South Vermillion Sports fan and was the photographer for the Wildcat Wrestling team.  Ed always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help others.
Ed was a member of the New Life Family Church.  He also was a member of Rangeline Conservation.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kate Rigsby and step-father, Dennis Bynum.
Survivors include his father, Ed (Jackie) Payton; his sons, Shaun (Hope) Payton of Marshall, IL, Jason (Sarah) Payton of Clinton,and Arin Witherell of Rockville;  daughters, Nicole (Michael) Bush of Clinton and Andrea Witherell of Terre Haute; brothers, Tony (Sheri) Payton, Bill (Misty) Payton, Shawn Bynum, and Dennis Bynum; sisters, Jessie (John) Iacoli and Mary (Bill) Blue; 6 grandchildren, Austin, Eli, Hannah, Jake, Blake, and Broxton.
Visitation for Ed will be on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 4 to 8 pm at Frist Funeral Home in Clinton.  Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 30, at 10 am at the funeral home with Pastor Shaun Farley officiating.  Burial will follow at Spangler Cemetery at Blanford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Ed Payton scholarship fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to www.fristfuneralhome.com

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Lettie Jo
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
RIP Sweet Cousin 💔

Carol Reed Sanquenetti
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Love and prayers for Ed’s family and friends.

Debbie Ackerly
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
You will be missed by all of us. Ed took my daughter's senior pictures in 2007. They were beautiful. And presented them as her graduation gift. He didn't have a selfish bone in his body. RIP Eddie.

Ron Archbold
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I met Ed & SVHS games years ago. Such a nice guy.

Beth McCoy
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Ed was a good man and I always enjoyed talking to him, even if it was (hi Ed. How ya doing) . Will miss seeing him.

Don Albright
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
RIP Ed, You will be greatly missed, Prayers to your Family.

Kathy Price
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Fly high buddy! Prayers for all the family. Ed will always have a special place in my heart.He was such a great co-worker at RCF. Always helping whenever he could.

carol a drollinger And Howard
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
remember Ed so well.great person...Condolences to the family

Roger and Debbie griffin
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Sorry for ur loss prayers

Zeb Folck
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
I loved Ed, he was a great man and a amazing photographer. I’m so honored to know him & I’m so honored he took some of my pics during football. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences and my thoughts and prayers go to to all the lives he touched. I apologize for not being able to make it to the funeral. R.I.P. Ed ❤️🙏🏼

John and Bonnie Pittman
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Ed’s family. He was a one of a kind guy, always with a smile and willing to help anyone with anything. Most of all, he was a great friend. No matter the distance or time between visits/talks we could always pick up like there hadn’t been a day passed. Rest well Ed. We will keep your family in our prayers. 🙏🏻
In Christ’s Love-
John and Bonnie
and Family

Terri Henderson
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.❤️

Jeff Russell
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
To all of Ed's family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a great guy and an old friend. We went all through school together and played football together in the youth league. He was a kind and gentle christian and I am glad to have known him. Our prayers are will all of you.

Brenda Alexander
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
Sending condolences to Ed's family and friends. Ed was a great guy and he loved his Wildcats!

Mary Beth and Kerry Walsh
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
Our condolences. Always enjoyed talking and working with Ed. Ed was a true soldier of Christ and always had a very kind word. You and your pictures will be missed.

Cassandra Beach
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
So sorry for you loss. Sending you our love and deepest condolences durning this time of need.

Chance stewart
   Posted Sun June 28, 2020
Ed was such a great man he was so helpful no matter the situation that you were in
Ed say hello to both my gransmas for me you will always be in my thoughts
RIP fly high buddy go rest high on that mountain in the sky love ya

donna lines
   Posted Sun June 28, 2020
John Lamb & myself are so very sorry for the families loss.

Mike Wright
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
Ed was the best neighbor we could have...for 17 years he watched my kids grow up and helped me in more ways to count. My entire family will miss the sound of him coming up over the hill on his 4 wheeler to come visit. I'll miss our talks on the front porch. A good man taken from this world too soon.

Kathleen Alfke
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
Ed was so good to my son during football and wrestling. He acted as a mentor for him. I am so grateful! I know Ed loves his kids and grandkids so much. I pray for all of you !❤️

   Posted Tue June 30, 2020
myself and husband Jeff(BUD) got to know Ed from Missouri hunting he was such a kind and loving person so glad we got to know him. He loved his Family , Friends &Hunting .We know he will be missed so much. My all of you find peace in knowing you will see him again and know he was a very special person. God Bless all of the Family and Thank ypo for sharing him with us .

Jerry Hawkins
   Posted Wed July 01, 2020
Ed will be sorely missed by all of us in the SV community. He was such a great guy and a great supporter SV supporter. Our prayers are with the family. Jerry

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