The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 27, 2013

Michael D. Payton

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Michael D. Payton, age 45, Carl Junction, Mo., passed away July 23, 2013, in Rochester, Minn., following a battle with AL Amyloidosis.

Mike was born Dec. 13, 1967, in Joplin, Mo., to Orbie and Pauline Mays Payton.

He was currently working for Sullivan Environmental Services. Mike had worked 16 years for Sitton Trucking as a dispatcher, for Above Par Trucking and Conway Truck Load.

He married Kristi McKinzie, July 7, 1990, in Neosho, Mo. She survives.

Mike is also survived by three children, McKinzie, Bradlie and Morgan Payton, all of the home; and his father, Orbie Payton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Payton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary chapel. Burial will follow in the Carl Junction Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday July 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the mortuary

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the Payton Family in care of the mortuary.

Services are under the professional direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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