Dr. Charles Franklin Payne, Jr.
Having slipped the bounds of earth May 10, 2016, Dr. Charles F. Payne went on to the pavilions of glory to be with his loved ones, his Savior Jesus Christ and to worship the Creator. He was born on November 11, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Charles and Willie Mae Payne. He is preceded in death by a sister, Dr. F. Anne Payne.
Dr. Payne was appointed as a midshipman to the United States Naval Academy soon after high school yet went onto Wake Forest University and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, graduating in 1958. After internship, he became a naval flight surgeon in Pensacola, Florida, completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and then studied to become a dermatopathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC.
For the next 20 years, Dr. Payne served his country in the Navy Medical Corps and raised and educated a family of seven children. Retiring as a Captain after 20 years of service, he went into private practice in the Tidewater Virginia area and continued for the next 40 years as a dermatologist. He often discussed with people how they would get to Heaven, and that God provided him guidance along the way. He leaves behind a devoted family, staff, friends and numerous patients hoping they will follow in his footsteps.
Dr. Payne is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sheila; five sons, Chuck, David, Mark (Gayle), Jeff, Scott (Danielle), as well as two daughters, Cheri Payne Shervin (Berk), and Lynda Payne Hofheimer (Clay); and 15 grandchildren: Trey, Katie, Jessica, Caroline, CJ, Teddy, Hunter, Wade, Ethan, Morgan, Truman, Ashley, Vivian, Ellana and Bethany.
A celebration of Dr. Payne’s life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11am at Centenary United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, VA, where he worshiped and where he served the Portsmouth community for over 30 years.
The Payne family is especially thankful to Bon Secours Hospice and the loving care provided by Sherry Colbert and Ella Lakford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 485 Rodman Ave. Portsmouth, VA 23707. Online condolences may be made at FamilyChoiceFunerals.com.Send FlowersPlant a Tree