August 15, 1941 - July 31, 2021
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. St. John 3:16 On July 31, 2021, Mr. Samuel Earl Payton answered his call to his heavenly home. Mr. Samuel Payton was born on August 15, 1941, to the late Mr. James and Dessie Lee Payton of Pitt County, North Carolina. Mr. Samuel Payton attended W. H. Roberson Union in Winterville, NC. Mr. Samuel Payton was employed by Pratt & Whitley of North Haven, CT. After returning home in June 1974, he decided to go into business for himself in April 1991 as an auto body repair and painter. He retired in October 2009 after eighteen and half years of self-employment. Mr. Samuel Payton loved fixing and working on cars, it gave him so much pleasure to see what his hands could accomplish. He also loved cooking fish stew and calling his brothers over when it was done. Mr. Samuel Earl Payton will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Payton was preceded in death by five siblings, Emma Payton Wooten, Robert Chester Payton, Pattie Payton, Azell Payton and Willie Payton. Mr. Samuel Payton leaves to cherish his memories his lovely wife of 61 years, Mrs. Shirley Mobley Payton of the home; four daughters, Betty Payton Green, Sharon Payton Booth (Jimmy), Lorretta Payton and Mia Payton Norris (Robert) all of Greenville, NC; five precious grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great- great grandchildren all whom he loved dearly; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. St. John 3:16 On July 31, 2021, Mr. Samuel Earl Payton answered his call to his heavenly home. Mr.... View Obituary & Service Information
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