Ronald Glenn Payne, II (Ron)

July 24, 1963-November 22, 2020


Ronald Glenn Payne, II, 57 year old current teacher and coach at the Woodward Public Schools, died Sunday, November 22, 2020in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Hobart Rose Cemetery in Hobart. We ask that you wear a mask at the funeral and please wear OU attire for Ron’s last Boomer Sooner rally.


Ronald Glenn Payne, II was born on July 24, 1963 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Ronald Glenn Payne and Neva Jean Pyatt. Ron grew up in Cheyenne and graduated from Cheyenne High School. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and received his Bachelors degree in Health and Sports Science. He later received his Masters in Administration.


He was united in marriage to Judy Sharp on July 15, 1994 at Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Mountain View, before moving to Sterling, Taloga and Woodward. Early on Ron worked as a Sheriff Dispatcher for Roger Mills County. He was a teacher and coach for 26 years and also served as Principal for Corn Public Schools. He was currently coaching and teaching for Woodward Public Schools and he will be missed by his family, friends, and all the students he had.

Ron enjoyed woodworking, golf, and he loved his OU Sooners and Dallas Cowboys. Ron loved spending time with his wife,children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.


He is survived by his parents, Neva and Joe Pyatt of Cheyenne, Karel Payne of Stillwater; his wife Judy Payne of the home; daughters: Kayla Hodges and husband Billy of Weatherford, Heather Tutten and husband Dusty of Blair, Gretchen Jones and husband Jeremy of Clinton; son, Chad Baden of Woodward; 11 grandchildren: Ali and Wade Powell, Rhett Tutten, Shawn O’Kelley, Mia Jones, Preslie Jones, Payton Jones, Justice Jones, Casen Hodges, Teagan Hodges, Houston Hodges; one great-grandchild, Ridge Powell; brothers Jon Payne of Stillwater and Lance and Dena Bowman of Cheyenne; sisters: Renae and Mike Bagzis of Cheyenne, Michelle and Darren Knight of Elk City, Kristi and Ron Leonard of Oklahoma City; his dogs, Speck, Gizmo, Bear, and Trouble; other relatives and many friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nina (Jiggs) and Dean Krober, Vergil and Nina Payne, Lavera Lyle and his dad, Ronald Glenn Payne and loyal friend and pet, Patch.


Memorials contributions may be made to the WOOF Pet Rescue with the funeral home accepting the contributions.
Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

(Woodward News)