Maxwell Robert Payne Sr.

Brunswick-Maxwell Robert Payne Sr., 83, of Pejepscot Terrace passed away on Friday July 6, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born in Whitefield, Maine, on August 3, 1923 the son of Emory N. and Susie M. (Pitcher) Payne.

Max served during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, Philippines, New Guinea and Luzon. He received the Philippines liberation ribbons with two bronze stars, the Asiatic pacific theater campaign ribbon, good conduct medal and victory medal. He was a qualified rifleman/marksman. Max worked with his father in the logging business and then B.I.W. where he retired after twenty eight years.

He enjoyed family first and foremost. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He took his greatest pleasure from his recently deceased wife, two children, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He liked picking strawberries and blueberries for everyone. Max enjoyed his bible, John Wayne movies, puzzles, gardening, and baking molasses cookies. He made the best ever zucchini bread and he loved bean suppers. Being on good terms with all people was of utmost importance to him, and he unselfishly gave the most precious of gifts, his time and himself to family, friends and strangers alike. He was a longstanding member of the Brunswick church of the Nazarene, nearly forty years. He was an officer of the Golden Oldies.

Max was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife of fifty-six years Esther Mae Grover Payne, three sisters Gladys, Mildred and Eva.

He is survived by his sons Maxwell Jr. and wife Janice of Lisbon Falls and their two children Bob of Vienna, and Jessica Morong and her husband of No. Carolina, daughter Annette Almay of Durham and her husband Wayne, their two children Joy Stewart and husband Russell of Sabattus, and Crystal Toothaker and husband Quinton of So. Harpswell, brother Nelson Payne of Bath, sister Esther Simmons of Brunswick four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Monday, July 9th at 1pm at the Church of the Nazarene, McKeen St. Brunswick, Maine. Burial will take place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta. Date to be announced.

Donations will be accepted by the family toward a memorial plaque for his church, and the Brunswick chapter of the American Cancer Society 1 Main St. Topsham, Me 04086

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Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.