Ronald Glenn Payne, II 1963 ~ 2020


Ronald Glenn Payne, II, (Ron) 57-year-old current teacher and coach at the Woodward Public Schools, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Woodward. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel, in Woodward, Ok. Interment was at 2:00 p.m. at the Rose Cemetery in Hobart. The family ask folks to wear masks to the funeral and to wear OU attire for Ron’s last Boomer Sooner rally.

Ronald Glenn Payne, II was born on July 24, 1963 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Ronald Glenn Payne and Neva Jean Pyatt. Ron grew up in Cheyenne and graduated from Cheyenne High School. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and received his Bachelors degree in Health and Sports Science. He later received his Masters in Administration. Ron worked as a Sheriff Dispatcher for Roger Mills County for several years while he was going to college.

He was united in marriage to Judy Sharp on July 15, 1994 at Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Mountain View where Ron was a teacher and coach. Ron taught and coached in several schools including Sterling, Gracemont, Corn, where he also served as Principal, Taloga, and Mutual before moving to Woodward where he has been coaching and teaching for Woodward Public Schools for the past 13 years. He will be missed by his family, friends, and all the students he had.

Ron enjoyed woodworking, golf, and he loved his OU Sooners and Dallas Cowboys. Ron loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Neva and Joe Pyatt of Cheyenne, Karel Payne of Stillwater; his wife Judy Payne of the home; daughters: Kayla Hodges and husband Billy of Weatherford, Heather Tutten and husband Dusty of Blair, Gretchen Jones and husband Jeremy of Clinton, Utah; son, Chad Baden of Woodward; 11 grandchildren: Ali and Wade Powell, Rhett Tutten, Shawn O’Kelley, Mia Jones, Preslie Jones, Payton Jones, Justice Jones, Casen Hodges, Teagan Hodges, Houston Hodges; one great-grandchild, Ridge Powell; brothers Jon Payne of Stillwater and Lance Bowman and wife Dena of Ada; sisters: Renae and Mike Bagzis of Cheyenne, Michelle and Darren Knight of Elk City, Kristi and Ran Leonard of Oklahoma City; Step sisters: Sheryl Bateman of McKinney, Tx., Natalie Townes of Winchester, Tn., Julie Daniels of McKinney, Tx., and Stacy Smith and husband Rob of Houston, Tx., his dogs, Speck, Gizmo, Bear, and Trouble; other relatives and many friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nina (Jiggs) and Dean Krober, Vergil and Nina Payne, Lavera Sturgis, his dad, Ronald Glenn Payne and loyal friend and pet, Patch.

Memorials contributions may be made to the WOOF Pet Rescue with the Billings Funeral home in Woodward accepting the contributions.

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