Jan Edd (Jay) Payne passed away on May 13, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona. Jay was 77 years old, or as he put it, “Old As Hell”. His life was dedicated to Aviation in many different forms. He was employed with Garrett Aircraft and AiResearch, which is now Allied Signal, until his retirement in 1993. He also enjoyed flying model airplanes, woodworking, golfing with his son, and fishing. He left his friends and family with many reminders of his work, personality and amazing sense of humor.
His Dad, Aunts, Uncles, and good friends precede him in death. Those who remain to miss him are his wife Emily, his special son Jason, his beloved grandchildren Madison and Logan and Cousins Sandra and Sharon. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed .
A Wise Choice Desert View Chapel made arrangements. Service will be private.Print Obituary & Condolences