Charles William Payton Sr. went into the Lord's presence June 7, 2002. Born November 3, 1919 in Hope, Arkansas, he was a Redondo beach resident for 55 years. He is preceded in death by daughter, Pamela Jean Payton-Barnett, and is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Dorothy; his daughters, Carol and Ruth; and one son, Charles Jr.; 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. He served in the Marines in World War II. He was retired from Redondo Beach School District and was a member of the Carpenter's Union #1478. He was greatly loved by his entire family and will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2002 at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 182nd St. (at Inglewood), Redondo Beach, CA.

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  1. To Carol and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a dear and sweet man and will be missed by everyone he touched. He is in God\’s arms now.

  2. One of my fondest memories of Charles was his love for children, his wife, family, and friends, and life. I am blessed to have known him and be a friend. The flower gardens in heaven will bloom forever with Charles in charge as did his own at his home.

  3. Dear Carol and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your father. Love you George

  4. Our prayers are with you and your family. He did an incredible job raising his son to be a man of God. I can only pray to do half as well. The Quimbys

  5. All of you are in our prayers. Hope you know we would have loved to been there. He is with God now and Charles will always forever be in our hearts and minds with the greatest of memories, along with his family. With Love from your sister, Frances and Niece, Jana and Nephew Marc and kids.

  6. The neighborhood won\’t be the same without Charles taking his walks and always having a friendly greeting. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He was a man who truly loved his family and we so enjoyed hearing him tell us about them. He will be truly missed. But we share the hope of the Resurrection and we will meet again one day! Our deepest sympathy to Dorothy and all of the family. Your neighbors on Johnston, Bill and Sue Hunsucker

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