William Payton was born to Mammie Queen Payton and Booker T Payton on April 2, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was able to see much of the World because his Father was in the Military Service and took his children almost everywhere he went.
William attended Northside Elementary, Horace Mann Middle School and graduated from Booker T Washington High School. After graduation, William joined the United States Marines where he served in the Vietnam War.
William was married and had children with Ethel Stennis and Pamela Obannon and later married Billie Sue Powell. William was employed at Vickers for years and retired there. He worked several jobs that he enjoyed after his retirement; a limo driver and host at Great Escape movie theater. William also enjoyed playing chess and collected baseball/basketball cards, movies, posters amongst other valuables. Most of all, William enjoyed being a positive Role Model and
Father figure for many of his Nieces and Nephews.
William is preceded in death by his parents Booker T Payton and Mammie Queen Payton; Sisters Minnie Roundtree and Lillian Wyatt; Brother Elijah Payton; Sons Zachary Ian Payton and Adam Fitzgerald Payton; Aunts Hahn Glover; Ernestine Scott; Uncles Bo Scott, Buddy Saxton. Niece Brenda Payton, Sheri King; Nephew Jerome Payton; Grandson Lamar King.
He leaves many loved ones to cherish his memory Sisters, Willie L. DuLaney (King), Elaine Derrick (Foye), Joyce Payton; Brother, Ronald J. Payton; Son, Damian L. Payton (Stacey Baker Payton); Daughters, Monica Obannon and Marquis Ellis (Brian Ellis); Brother-in-law, Donald Wyatt; Grandchildren, Taira Obannon, Brooklyn Patterson, Anthony King, Alivia King, Daijahnae Payton, Damian Payton and Aiden Ellis. Host of Nieces and Nephews Payton, King, Wyatt, Foye, Roundtree, Saxton Families and friends.