George V. Payne Jr, 75, of St. Petersburg, Fl. passed away on Feb. 6th, 2019. He was born in Hindman, Ky. on August 16th, 1943. George served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 through 1966. He then joined the St. Petersburg Police and retired in 1986. George served the next 10 years on the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport Police. Since retiring, he has enjoyed his hobby of working on computers as well as traveling with his wife and family. He is survived by his wife Patti, sons Joseph, Mark and Mike(Carol), daughters Melissa (Charlie) and Brenda; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A memorial service will be held February 25th at Bay Pines Cemetery, 2:30 p.m. Reception at Otter Creek Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity in George's name.