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1933 - 2018

Stanley Payne, M.D. (S ’63, OR ’67)

Stanley Ross Payne, M.D., of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home, family by his side, Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Stanley was born on February 27, 1933 in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in San Antonio, graduating from Alamo Heights HS, followed by Tulane University and Tulane Medical School. Stanley was accepted into the Navy’s Flight Surgeon school in Pensacola, Fla. where he met his wife Mary, a school teacher, from Suttle, Ala. Married, they spent four years at the Naval Air Station outside of D.C., where Stanley was commissioned a Lieutenant. He then began his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn. in orthopedics, and one year as a Fellow. Stanley and family then moved to Schenectady, NY and San Francisco, as he studied various specialties of orthopedics.  In 1969, Stanley and Mary moved to Lookout Mountain with their three young children, to begin his career as an orthopedic surgeon in Chattanooga, Tn.

Stanley loved his profession, his family, and the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian church. He greatly valued the Lookout Mountain community, that provided much love and support to his family over the years. His family is forever grateful for the loving care he also received in later years from his caregivers.

Stanley loved hiking with his hiking buddies, tennis at the Fairyland Club, and sailing their catamaran at Pawley’s Island every summer. He loved investing and politics and never shied away from a heated debate of either.

Stanley is preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Walter Payne.

He is survived by his loyal wife of 60 years, Mary Suttle  Payne of Lookout Mtn., his daughter, Mary Catherine (Tom) Overby  of Vienna , Va., his son, Stanley Ross (Sally) Payne, Jr. of Charlotte NC. and Walter (Pam) Freeman Payne of Denver, Co. and their eight grandchildren Logan, Austin, Thomas, Freeman, Suttle, Fulton, Fuller, and Lucius.

Visitation will be in the reception room at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church from 11:00am to Noon on Monday, 8/20/18, followed by the Memorial Service in the Chapel.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Church of the First Born, 3418 St. Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, Tn 37409, which Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church has worked with in partnership in support of numerous causes dear to Stanley’s heart.

Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4000 Tennessee Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409. Please share your memories, stories and photos at



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