A well-known retired area Judge has died.
92-year-old Tom Payne passed away Thursday just before 9:00 a.m.
During his career Payne was the Muskingum County assistant prosecutor under Richard Bridwell in the early 1960’s. He joined the law firm of Jones, Goldcamp and Funk in 1965 and partnered with Mary Vashti Funk and Carl Funk until his retirement in 2018.
He served as Muskingum County Court Judge for 25 years. He was very proud of performing over 2,600 marriages during his time on the bench.
Calling hours are set for Tuesday May 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Payne will be laid to rest with Full Military Honors at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in New Concord.