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Services Friday for Paul E. Payton

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Paul E. Payton, age 48 of Porter, passed away on July 21, 2017.

He was born on August 12, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA, to Joseph Lee Payton, who survives in Louisiana, and Donna (Hess) Payton, who preceded him in death.

On March 30, 1991, he married Darlene Steinbeck Payton, who survives in Porter. He is also survived by his children: Paul Michael (Adriana) Payton Jr. of Columbus, OH, Shelby (Rick) Brown of Zion, IL, Joseph Payton of Porter, Catherine Payton of Hunt Valley, MD, and Lydia Payton of Porter, IN; his sisters, Angel Payton of Georgia, and Vickie Lucas of Louisiana; his grandchild, William Richard Brown; his special aunt, Peggy Brammer; along with many other relatives.

He is also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Payton and his step-mother Joann Payton.

Paul was a very active member of Fairhaven Baptist Church. He also ministered in the prisons for many years, was a Sunday School teacher for fifteen years, and was also a truck stop Chaplin for fifteen years. He also held services at the local nursing homes. Photography was his passion, and he took beautiful photographs for his church for seven years. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He loved taking walks and especially enjoyed taking cruises to Israel and the Mediterranean. He was CEO and President of the Clean Internet Company and his photography company, Focal Splash.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at Fairhaven Baptist Church, 86 E Oak Hill Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor Steve Damron officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.

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Posted 7/27/2017




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