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Michael “Scooter” L. Payton Sr.

Michael “Scooter” L. Payton Sr., 69, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, after a brief illness, with his family by his side.

Born July 27, 1944, in Morris, Ill., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Vallena “Mickey” (Bradley) Payton.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Wanda Payton; two sons, J.D. Payton and Michael (Mary) Payton Jr.; three daughters, Amanda (Adam) Yeck, Candice Dukes and Michelle Mitchell; eight grandchildren, Lance, Stephanie, Zachary, Lukas, Alyssa, Jordan, Payton and Danielle; one great-granddaughter, Dani; a brother, Monte (Jeanette) Payton; a sister, Joanie (Tim) Workman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Judith Hills.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at U. C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home in Morris.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, also at U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sample Cemetery in Morris.

Arrangements have been entrusted to U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located at 301 W. Washington St. in Morris.

For information contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084.

Online condolences may be made at www.ucdaviscallahan.com.

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