William Randolph “Buster” Payne, 63, of Gordonsville, went to be with his savior on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born December 29, 1957 in Gordonsville, he was the son of the late Earl Randolph Payne and Elizabeth Scruggs Payne. Buster worked for 41 years at Dominion Power before his retirement. He served as a Methodist pastor for 24 years as the former pastor of Mt. View United Methodist Church in Ruckersville and the current pastor of Bingham United Methodist Church in Dyke. He loved to fish and play music, and above all he loved to preach the gospel.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal Payne; one daughter, Hannah Payne; four sons, Caleb Payne and wife Rhonda, Ethan Payne, Elijah Payne and James Payne; his sister, Carolyn Harrell and husband Glenn; three grandchildren, Lydia Payne, Grant Payne and Landon Payne; his nephews, Matthew Ward and wife Waverly, Travis Ward and wife Robin; and a host of cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Zion United Methodist Church in Zion Crossroads with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Reverends David Ford and Boyd Byerly will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville.

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