Jonathan Russell

June 25, 1981 ~ March 10, 2023

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Jonathan Russell Payne, 41, of Owensboro, passed away at home on Friday, March 10, 2023, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born June 25, 1981, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to Judy Wathen Payne and Russell Payne. Jonathan achieved a Technical Degree and was an Industrial Electrician. He was a member at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Jonathan was a loving son, father, and brother who loved the outdoors and his truck, and was a gun enthusiast. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends.

Left to cherish Jonathan’s memory are his partner, Althea Roberts; his parents, Judy and Russell; his sons, Jaxson and Grayson Payne; his brother, Matthew (Kara) Payne; his niece, Marley Payne; and nephew, Bowen Payne.

Services will be 10:00 am Monday, March 13, 2023, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and again on Monday, March 13, 2023, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Prayer will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Payne. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Jonathan Russell Payne and sign his virtual guestbook at


Visitation: March 12, 2023 4:00 pm - March 12, 2023 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Prayers: March 12, 2023 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: March 13, 2023 9:00 am - March 13, 2023 10:00 am

St. Pius Tenth
3418 U.S. Highway 60 E
Owensboro, KY 42303

Funeral Mass: March 13, 2023 10:00 am - March 13, 2023 11:00 am

St. Pius Tenth
3418 U.S. Highway 60 E
Owensboro, KY 42303

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  1. Judy and Russ, please accept our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. Jane and Gene Strehl

  2. I am praying for comfort for both of you! May the good Lord put his loving arms around y’all comfort and give you strength to endure. Jonathan is not suffering now.
    Love you all!

  3. Matt, Kara, Bowen, Marley and family,
    Losing someone so close is so hard. I am praying for your peace and comfort.

  4. John grew up just down the road from me and we rode the school bus together until we both started driving. We also ended up working together for a short period later in life. I have a lot of great memories of those bus rides all those years ago. My deepest condolences to his family. My fondest memories of John are how much he loved to laugh and joke with everyone. I hope these memories of mine will bring a smile and happiness to you in these difficult times.

  5. To Russ and the entire Payne family,
    I’m praying for you all that God puts his loving arms around you and somehow comforts you during this difficult time. Especially his 2 little boys. Praying for you all and sending my love.

  6. To Althea, Jaxson, Grayson, Judy, Russell, Matthew and family. You have our deepest sympathy and our love. Ruth & Jerry Payne

  7. Russell and Judy, we were so sorry to hear of your son’s passing, my heart goes out to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers, your cousin, Darlene and Donnie Taylor.

  8. Russell & Judy
    Our thoughts & prayers surround you today and for the days to come. May God infold you with his love and comfort.
    Please remember, none of us walk this path alone. Family and friends are there to comfort us.
    We love you and lift you up in prayer always 💔

  9. My prayers are going up and heartfelt condolences going out to offer you some comfort during this time. A valiant young man, who fought tirelessly. I know you are proud of the man he was. Cherish those memories.
    Angela Woosley

  10. Our sincere condolences to you Judy and Russell and all the family. Our prayers for you all. I just can’t imagine your grief right now. God be with you.

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