Paul Warren Payton, 74, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on January 31, 1946, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Paul and Helen Henry Payton. Mr. Payton was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired quality control manager from the metal stamping industry. He was an advocate of the Second Amendment and was a devoted supporter of multiple charities. Mr. Payton enjoyed classic films and was an ice cream connoisseur. Mostly, he loved his children, grandchildren, and his fur babies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul Warren Jr.; brother, Robert Ebie; and grandson, Dominic Payton.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kimberley Walkup Payton; children, Shelley Malcomb, Stasia Giles (David), and Paula Payton (Rob Lockhart); sister, Ruth Marker (Glenn); brother, David Ebie; grandchildren, Joshua Malcomb, Benjamin Payton, Nathan and Gabriel Giles, and Payton Lockhart; and great grandson, Zac Payton.

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 6, at Abundant Life Foursquare Church with Rev. Jim Strieb and David Giles officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 872, Mooresville, NC 28115 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, N.C., is serving the Payton family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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