Ricky G. Payne, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday at Ascension All Saints Medical Center.  He was born in Racine on July 7, 1963, the son of the late Horace and Alvernice (Nee: House) Payne.

Ricky attended Washington Park High School and Gateway Technical College.  Throughout his working career he was employed by Hoffman Furniture, Porters, Warren Packaging, Lincoln Lutheran Home, and lastly at Service Masters.   Ricky enjoyed fishing and was an avid Packer and Cubs fan.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Roneasha Payne; one grandson, Tayshaun; sister, Aldenice Payne; special friend and companion, Barbara Clemon; host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and many dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME