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Eric Mason Payne
April 24, 1984 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 39) 39 Years Old
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Eric Mason Payne, of Morton Grove, died suddenly on August 11, 2023 at the age of 39. He was full of life, a Sox fan, and a goofy dad. Loving husband of Jaclyn Jennetten; devoted father to his children Leah "Liam" and Olivia; beloved son of Susan, nee Mason, and the late Richard R. Payne; fond brother of Jason, Angela, and Elizabeth (Jaime Valle) Payne; loving grandson of Betty Payne, nee Benson, and the late Richard D. Payne, and the late Jack and Darlene Mason, neeMcCabe; dear uncle of Arianna, Elena, Ada, and Xavier; Son in law of David Jennetten and Gail Trippi; brother in law of Kevin and Sara Jennetten; nephew, cousin, and friend to many. His organs and tissue were donated through Gift of Hope so that his death will have meaning, and give life to others. Memorial visitation at Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL 60053 Friday, August 18th from 3:00 p.m. until time of memorial service and celebration of life at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to his children's Bright Start 529 College Savings accounts P.O. Box 85298 Lincoln, NE 68501 BrightStart.com would be appreciated. (847) 965-2500