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Merton ‘Pete’ William Payne

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June 20, 1920 - Feb. 11, 2019

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Merton “Pete” William Payne, Jr., 98, of Boerne passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from noon through 2 p.m. on Saturday,

Feb. 16, at Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, also at Holt & Holt Funeral Home, with committal to follow at Boerne Cemetery.

Pete was born on June 20, 1920, in San Antonio to Merton William and Mary Duennenberg Payne. He was a rancher and housebuilder who loved to hunt and fish.

Pete is survived by his nieces, Joyce Young, Linda Cannon and Barbara Krywoszej; and his nephews, Timothy Payne, Benjamin Payne and Kenneth Payne.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents Merton and Mary Payne; and his brothers George and Wilmer Payne.

The family would like to express their gratitude towards Care Choice, Heart to Heart Hospice, Visiting Angels and Dr. Michelle Berry for their care for Pete.

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Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne.