Russell D. Payton, 79, of Weirton, WV, formally of Middlebourne, WV, born June 25, 1937, departed this life July 5, 2016.
He was a son of the late Ancel and Girty Payton. He is also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Russell was a very loving, caring and special man who was known as “Uncle Russ” by everyone he met. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a true Pittsburgh Pirate fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Gina (John) Pastors of Weirton; brothers, Dale and Alan Payton; sister, Violet Sandstrom; close friend, Jack Folger, who was like a brother to him; and several nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his family and fur babies, Shadow, Poohbear and Bobby, and everyone that knew him.
Special thanks to Amber Slider and Ersa Skjerli for always being there when needed and the Love of Critter Country Animal Farm.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
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