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Joseph "Joe" Patrick Payton

Joseph Patrick Payton, age 45, of Aiken, SC entered into rest on Thursday May 21st, 2020 at Augusta University Medical Center.

Joe, as he was affectionately called, was born on April 30th, 1975 in Aiken, SC. He is the son Larry Allen and Patricia Hooks Payton.

Joe was a 1993 graduate of Aiken High School. He was the sole proprietor of a successful tree business located in Aiken. He was a passionate and active coach for the 18u Softball Team in the city of Aiken. His love for breeding and raising both domestic and wild poultry was unparalleled. He was very involved with the Graniteville Community Church of God where he was a member.

Joe was a happy, energetic individual who never met a stranger. He was a jokester at heart who loved making people laugh, but above all, his greatest joy was being a father and husband.

He will forever be cherished, remembered and missed by his loving wife Catherine Jennings Payton, his mother and father, brothers Allen Payton (Barbara), Larry J. Payton and sister Larissa Kelly. Also surviving are his children Stacey Phelps, Brooke Payton, Joanna Payton, Logan Payton, Conner Payton, Monica Cordell, Stacy Cordell, Bre Jennings, Jacob Jennings and Dylan Jennings.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Monday May 25th, 2020 at 4pm at Graniteville Community Church of God with Pastor Brandon L. Key officiating. The interment will immediately follow at the Historic Graniteville Cemetery with Pastor Dr. Robert Skelton officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm at the church. Due to the extraordinary circumstances associated with Covid-19, social distancing will be observed inside of the church during the visitation and funeral.

Pallbearers will be: Paul Kelly, Daniel Powell, Will Lee, James Hamlin, Clyde Ergle and Peyton Eidener.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Our deepest condolence for your loss. We are keeping all of you in our prayers.

Chris & Sheba Pennington
Caleb Pennington

Sheba Pennington May 26 2020 12:00 AM

George and I send our condolences. We had no idea he had passed until today. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

George and Rhiannon Williamson May 26 2020 12:00 AM

Steve n Tonya Holsomback May 25 2020 12:00 AM

Joe was an expert Freeman. He taught me more about trees and life than he knew. He was an exceptional father to all his children. He will truelly be missed, but never forgotten. RIP in peace my friend.

Steve n Tonya Holsomback May 25 2020 12:00 AM

God bless until we meet again,Chris,Mary,James Clark

Chris Clark May 25 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Leah Alsept May 25 2020 12:00 AM

Joe was loved by us all. Funny even when he was little. I remember one time he got on top of Uncle Larrys shop and tried to fly by flapping his ears with his hands.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and the kids, Allen and his family, Uncle Larry and Aunt Trish, Larry J and Larissa. We love you all.

Vicki Payton Jackson & family May 24 2020 12:00 AM

Joe was like an brother to me worked with this guy and nice guy always had me laughing will be missed.


Levert May 24 2020 12:00 AM

Shannon Powell May 23 2020 12:00 AM

Joe was such a sweet man. Fair and reasonable in his business dealings. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family with our deepest sympathies. May God bring you comfort in the times ahead.

Bryan and Mickey Baynham May 23 2020 12:00 AM

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