THREE OAKS — Douglas D. Payne, 75, of Three Oaks, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

He was born on November 28, 1945 in Three Oaks to the late Robert and Esther Payne. Douglas served proudly in the U.S. Army. He had a love for hunting but his biggest love was his dog, Lucy. She was his pride and joy.

Douglas is survived by his brothers, Rex (Jeanne) Payne, Howard (Caryl) Payne; sisters, Thelma Klug, Carol (Ralph) Brotherton; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Esther; sister, Jeanette Balun; and brothers-in-law, Herman Klug and Nick Balun.

Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at

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