Payne Jr., David Pearson, age 80, of St. Petersburg passed away peacefully on June 18, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Sheri, of 57 years; his children, Cyndi Chavez (Joe) and David "Tripp" Payne (Michelle); grandchildren, Kyle, Kourtney, Alex, and Pearson; as well as a brother, Steve Payne. David was predeceased by his daughter, Stephanie Payne; his son, Todd Payne; and his brother, John Payne. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 2-4pm at Anderson-McQueen, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N, St. Petersburg. David will be interred privately at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.