Douglas D. Payne
Douglas D. Payne, 62, of Conewango Valley finally found peace on June 17, 2018, following a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 15, 1955, to the late Donald and Shirley Little Payne, Doug attended Falconer Central High School. After school, Doug worked for Barmore & Sellstron for a time, later working on the Cowen dairy farm. Doug eventually bought and ran his own dairy farm before realizing the open road was for him. Doug began his truck driving career with Davis & Randall in the early 80s. He then drove for DeMarco Trucking and Petris before purchasing his own trucks and operating authority. Prior to his illness, Doug ended his career driving a log truck for Timberland Associates. His dream was to load one more before passing.
Doug enjoyed watching and playing all types of sports. We will never forget the whiffle ball tourneys in the backyard. Or the “hurricane” he pulled behind his boat. Doug was a kind and caring person with a story for everyone with time to listen. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.
Doug is survived by his companion of 34 years, Tina Delahoy; three children: Brenin (Shelly) of Kennedy, Breann “Breezy” of Jamestown and Kristi of Conewango Valley. He is also survived by two stepchildren: Joshua (Lynelle) Delahoy of Conewango and Erica Delahoy of New Jersey; nine grandchildren: Brett and Jacob Payne from Kennedy, Jayden Michener of Jamestown, Deven (Alexis) Schultz stationed in Germany, Natalie Delahoy stationed at F. Elgin, Fla., Tallon and Breadan Delahoy of Conewango, Alex and Jacob Chapman of Ellington; and his nephew, Jeremy Enquist who looked to him like a father figure, Doug was proud of each of his children’s accomplishments. Doug is also survived by his Uncle Greg and Aunt Audrey Little of Sinclairville, who meant the world to him as did his uncle Uncle Steve Little of Ellington and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Doug was blessed to reconnect with family members before leaving us.
Doug is preceded in death by both his parents; his sister, Leslie Enquist; and brother, Robert.
Doug’s favorite song starts with “I know your life on earth was troubled, but only you could know the pain.” Doug, it’s now your time to rest high.
Doug’s choice was to donate his body to UB School of Medicine. No services will be observed.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.