Born on July 9, 1929 in Lafayette, Georgia
Departed on November 15, 2021 in Palm Bay, Florida
Robert Henry Payne (Chick), 92, of Malabar, Florida, passed away after a brief illness on November 15, 2021. Chick was born in Lafayette, Georgia, on July 9, 1929, to the late Nora & Riley Payne.
He served 24 years in the US Air Force and retired to Malabar, Florida. Bob enjoyed breakfast every morning with friends at the local Waffle House. He was a BIG CUBS fan and loved playing golf and a weekly game of cards with friends.
Bob, lovingly known as Chick by his family, was always ready to lend a helping hand, give a smile or say kind words. He had a generous spirit and a kind heart to all he met. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Barbara June Payne; infant son Robert Bruce Payne; son, Steven Riley Payne.
He is survived by his daughter & son in law, Beth & (Jose) Isasa; daughter in law, Barbara A. Payne; sister in law, Angela Lowery & (Ed) McGill; three grandchildren & spouses Durre & (David) Cowan; David & (Whitney) Payne; Riley Hall Payne; three great-grandchildren Truett & Dashiell Cowan; Claire Fox Payne; and numerous friends and family.
Celebration of Life will be at noon Monday, November 22, 2021, at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, with David Cowan officiating.
I just lost my Dad, Bob Pittman, in October and Bob and my dad were good buddies years ago serving in the Air Force together. They became golf buddies afterwards.
I knew him too and he was a good man. Very sorry for your loss.
Bobby Pittman, Jr.
Beth I am deeply sorry for your loss. Though I only met Chick a couple of times in person, I felt I knew him well from the stories you shared about him. Your family was blessed to have had such a wonderful man as your dad in their lives for so long. Rest in peace Chick.
Chick we will miss you dearly. Your smile ,stories and always asking how everyone else is doing. Love you ❤️
Chick we will miss you dearly. Your smile, stories and always asking how everyone else is doing. Love you ❤️
Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved the time I spent with Chick when I was supposed to be visiting you! He told the best stories and his memories from long ago was amazing. I loved his stories! Just a couple of weeks ago Andrew (my grandson, who has been to your house often) mentioned Chick to us. He made an impression on everyone he was around regardless of age! He will be sorely missed.
Chick we love you and you will be so missed. You were an amazing Father in law and grandfather. Always willing to help. We don’t know what we are going to do without you. Love you Chick❤️