Terry Wayne ""Shorty"" Payne

Due to inclement weather, funeral services for Mr. Payne have been moved to Sunday December 10th at 2:00 pm at Wilmot Baptist Church. 


Terry “Shorty” Payne, age 59, of Whittier passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Mission Hospital of Asheville, NC. He was the husband of Lauren Lindsay Payne and the son of the late Roy and Mary Sue (Messer) Payne.  

He attended Wilmot Baptist Church. He was employed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in the sign department. He loved camping, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He also loved gardening, family get togethers, animals, and his dog, Rascal.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 1 daughter; Heather Payne and 1 brother; Roger Payne.    

He is survived by his wife of 38 years; Lauren Lindsay Payne, 1 son; Benjamin Payne, 1 brother; David (Lori) Payne, and 4 sisters; Wanda Ball, Lib (Bill) Sutton, Deb Mathis and Kelly (Chris) Bearden. He is further survived by 2 half-brothers; Doug (Joyce) Payne and Mike (Charlene) Payne, 1 half-sister; Sandra (Tom) Beasley, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 8th at Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Ray Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Barkers Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Appalachian Funeral Services on Thursday, December 7th from 6–8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: The Rathbun Center, 121 Sherwood Rd., Asheville, NC 28803, 828-251-0595.

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.