David Michael Payne

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David Payne was born on Jan­uary 26, 1952, in Tulsa, Ok­la­homa, to his par­ents, Wal­ter and Mary Jo Payne. He had re­cently been di­ag­nosed with throat can­cer, been through treat­ment and had a clean bill of health. David passed away Septem­ber 2, 2017, from com­pli­ca­tions of a fall. David was an ac­com­plished singer at an early age as a mem­ber of the Tulsa Boys Choir. He grad­u­ated in 1970 from Nathan Hale High School and con­tin­ued his love for mu­sic with the Nathan Hale Con­cert Choir. At Hale, he was in­volved in Drama, Bas­ket­ball, Baseball, De­bate Team, Math Team and Stu­dent Coun­cil. He loved Nathan Hale and the long last­ing re­la­tion­ships with his fel­low Rangers. David was of­fered two schol­ar­ships after high school, a baseball schol­ar­ship to ORU and a Drama schol­ar­ship to NEO. He elected the NEO Drama schol­ar­ship where he played many lead­ing roles. His vi­sion and love for the arts led him into the movie and film in­dus­try. As a tal­ent man­ager, David opened the in­dus­try to some­thing they had never seen be­fore. He opened the doors for all tal­ent who had the de­sire to per­form in the arts. Many of his most fa­mous suc­cesses that you might rec­og­nize are Roma Chugani, Lou Di­a­mond Phillips, Eric Dane, Jeremy and Ja­son Lon­don, Tracy Letts and all the ex­tra cast­ing for the Dal­las se­ries.

David is sur­vived by his mother, Mary Jo Payne Luney and her hus­band Dale Luney; sis­ter, Diana Jaramillo and her hus­band Steve; chil­dren, Joshua Payne and his wife Ni­cole, Re­bekah Flana­gan and her hus­band Sean, Aaron Payne and his wife Shanda; grand­chil­dren, Hal­lie and Spencer Payne, Kennedy Stevens, Sea­mus Flana­gan, Eve­lyn and Alexan­der Payne. Niece, Hay­ley Mar­lar, her hus­band Beck and chil­dren Ju­dah and Eva, Nephew, Chris Adams his com­pan­ion Rachael Dorsey and daugh­ter Mckenna, Joseph Adams with wife Rachel along with their chil­dren Trevor and Ri­ley. David is buried in Ok­mul­gee Ceme­tery next to his father. In honor of David, we are ask­ing dona­tions be made to Pre­ston Schools P O Box 40 Pre­ston, Ok­la­homa 74456 to fur­ther their arts and ath­letic pro­grams.

Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Schaudt's Ok­mul­gee Funeral Ser­vice and Cre­ma­tion Care Cen­ter.

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