Bryan "Beans" Keith Payne

January 25, 1958 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Bryan "Beans" Payne Obituary

Bryan “Beans” Keith Payne, 65, of Herrin, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at SSM Health-DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

Bryan was born January 25, 1958, in Herrin, to Johnnie E. and Genevieve (Smith) Payne. He married Ellen Kay Sanders on April 20, 1985, in Herrin.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ellen Payne of Herrin; son, Ryan (Julie) Payne; sister, Lucia (Joe) Hill; brothers, James Payne, and Cecil (Angel) Payne; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents.

He worked at Old Ben #21 in Sesser for 7 years. Bryan then worked as a Meat Cutter at Mad Pricer in Herrin for over 25 years. He lastly was a Custodian for Herrin School District at both the Middle and High School.

Bryan was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and working in his yard. He also enjoyed cooking-famous for his chili recipe- and grilling and smoking meats.

He loved his family dearly and was so very proud of his son. Bryan’s daily presence will be tremendously missed.


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December 17, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
December 17, 2023

2:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


The Family


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