Walter L. Payton, 82

Walter L. Payton, 82, of Columbia passed away at 6:00 PM Friday May 15, 2020 at his home.

The Grayson County native was a machine operator retired from Willamette Industries a member of New Zion General Baptist Church and also attended Red Hill General Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Russell Payton and Annie Payton and the husband of the late betty Self Payton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, R.C. Payton and Glenman Payton.

Services will be private with burial to take place in Red Hill Cemetery. Gravil Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Miller of Jamestown and Tammy Payton of Columbia; a sister, Ruth Simpson of Palmyra, IN; four grandchildren, Jessica Watts, Jennifer Watts, Ashley McGuffin and James McGuffin Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.