David Earl Payton

  • Born: August 21, 1945
  • Died: December 11, 2019
  • Location: Sacramento, Kentucky

Tucker Funeral Home

113 North Third Street
Central City, KY 42330

Tel. 270.754.1551

Tribute & Message From The Family

SACRAMENTO - David Earl Payton, 74, passed away in peace, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Baptist Health in Madisonville. He was born August 21, 1945, in Bremen to the late Truman and Eva Dean Payton. David was a beloved husband and father. He was a member of Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a cherished friend and member of the community. He was a hard working man all his life, working alongside his father and brothers in the log woods as a young man. He retired from Alcan Aluminum after a 36 year-long career. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother James Ray "Red" Payton.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Axtell Payton; sons Steven Payton and Eric (Jennifer) Payton; grandsons Zachary and Tomas; and siblings Otis (Rita) Payton, Margaret "Sissy" Hickerson, Gary Don (Doris) Payton, Charles "Cotton" (Mary Ann) Payton, and Keith (Rebecca) Payton.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:00AM at Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Bro. Kevin Brantley officiating. Burial in Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at the church and Saturday after 9:00AM at the church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Manse Fund, Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 257, Sacramento, KY 42372. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Linda so sorry about David, sending prayers for you and your family
Didn't hear about David until today, sorry I wasn't there for you

Posted by Linda Ellis - Owensboro, KY - Friend   December 14, 2019

Steve(Bubba)and I first met David and Linda when our friend Steve Payton took us
and we rode down on our motorcycles and we stayed with them. David was gracious and
welcoming to us as friends of his son. He made us feel at home...not strangers. Since that stay, we always looked forward to seeing David and Linda when they visited Steven in Ohio. Such a good man! He will be missed. It was an honour to know him.

Posted by Lesley Hare - Cincinnati, OH - Family Friend   December 14, 2019

David was a great friend and work mate at Alcan . Many good memory's,we worked at the river he always had that smile

Posted by Tim Johns Johns - Robards, KY - Coworker   December 13, 2019

I am sorry he has passed. Linda he is enjoying his life with Jesus now. He is no longer suffering.

Posted by Beverley Evans - Sacramento, KY - Friend   December 13, 2019

Eric & Family:
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time.

Leslie (Whyte) Martin

Posted by Leslie Martin - Atlanta, GA - Acquaintance   December 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Got to know David some years ago when Eric and Sean played high school sports. Also knew him well from work. Great guy!! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted by Tom Blades - Island, KY - Acquaintance   December 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. David was always wonderful to me and I know he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Linda Hogue Widener - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   December 13, 2019

Many thoughts and prayers are with you all. David was a very nice person. Always enjoyed chatting with him at the ballfield.

Posted by Kerensa and Chris Pate - Utica, KY - Friend   December 12, 2019