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Thomas J Payton

October 27, 1931 - May 7, 2019

Thomas J. “TJ" aka Spider” Payton, 87 of Sandusky, peacefully transitioned from this life on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Fireland Regional Medical Center.

He was born October 27, 1931 in Collins, Mississippi and moved to Sandusky in 1951. He retired from the Lorain Ford Plant in 1997 after more than 27 years of service.

“TJ” was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Sandusky where he served as an usher, sang in the choir and male chorus.

He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Prince Hall Affiliation Progress Lodge #85 of Sandusky, Royal Arch Mason Golden Ark #38 of Elyria, Bezaleel Consistory #15 Member of the 32nd Degree Mason of Cleveland, and a former Shriner El Hasa Temple #28 of Cleveland.

He enjoyed hunting, traveling, gardening, landscaping, and his dogs.

“TJ” is survived by his sons, Michael (Crystal) Payton, Greg Payton, and James Payton; 6 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; a special grandson, Mazi Nickleson; a special nephew, Sylvester Ford; and other loving relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jane Payton; son, Thomas R. Payton; one sister, Iva M. Barnes; and two brothers, Jessie Payton Sr. and Curtis Payton.

Visitation will be held Wednesday May 15, 2018 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1920 Shelby Street, Sandusky, OH. Masonic Services will be held at 7:00PM. Funeral services will be held at the church on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00AM, with Pastor Curtis L. Johnson, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron, Ohio.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7:00 PM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
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Funeral Service:
Thursday, May 16, 2019
11:00 AM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
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