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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 3, 2019
Former Circuit Court Judge Samuel Houston Payne died on Dec. 31 at the age of 85. A native of Chattanooga, Payne was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, flying more than 35 combat missions before he returned home to earn his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. In 1966, he joined with Judge Clarence Shattuck to form the firm of Shattuck & Payne, where he practiced until his election in 1974 as Circuit Court Judge of Division II of the 11th Judicial District of Tennessee. He served in this position for 32 years until his retirement in 2006. Visitations are scheduled for Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. and Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. with the service following at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace, 37415. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CADAS, YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, Episcopal Relief & Development, or Metropolitan Ministries (MetMin).