Clifton J. Paynter Jr., 86, of Wakeman passed Saturday, January 22, 2023, at his home. He was born June 30, 1936 in Rodney, OH to the late Murial (Maddox) and Clifton J. Paynter Sr.
Mr. Paynter was a truck driver and worked for Roadway and Preston trucking logging over 4.6 million Miles and received several awards for safe driving. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Clifton was a member of the Teamster Union and the VFW #3759, Carey, Ohio and was a true outdoorsman where he enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, mowing, raising miniature horses but spending time with his family he cherished most.
Clifton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susan (McMahon) Paynter; 5 children, Scott Paynter of Carey, Jim (Kim) Paynter of Wakeman, Steve (Bobbie) Paynter of Wakeman, Tammy (Jerry) Morehart of Findlay, and Kelly (Dave) Champ of Arlington, OH; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter in law, Skye Paynter; siblings, Wayne Paynter, Sherman Paynter, Fred Paynter, David Paynter and Connie Howard.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 27, 2023, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Eastman Funeral home, 200 W. Main Street, New London, Ohio 44851 with a funeral service being held at 11:30 with military rites to follow at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 2:30 pm Friday at the Knollcrest Cemetery, 18003 St Rt 12, Arcadia, Oh 44804. Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.