Jace Alan Payne of Aurora, NE, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Services were held Tuesday, July 31 in York, NE.
Jace was born Jan. 30, 1988, in Omaha, NE, to Larry Alan and Tammi Buys Payne of York.
He graduated from York High School in 2006. After graduating Jace enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Afghanistan for 15 months. After serving four years in the Army Jace was Honorably Discharged and returned to York where he lived and worked. Later Jace moved to Aurora, NE, and worked for George Bros. Propane & Fertilizer in Sutton, NE.
Jace met Jeana Dawn Hoffschneider in York and they had planned on getting married soon.
Jace was Lutheran by faith his entire life. He served as a volunteer fire fighter in York. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, four-wheeling and spending time with close friends. His favorite holiday was the 4th of July.
He is survived by his mother, Tammi Buys Payne, of Akron; his father, Larry Payne, of Lincoln. NE; sister, Jessica and her husband, Alex and their son Jaxon Pagel of Belton, MO; sister, Kylie Payne of Lincoln; stepfather, Wayne Richardson, of York; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Sylvia Buys of Akron, and Donna Payne of Castana, IA; and close friend, David Richardson.
Jace will be sadly missed by family and friends.