Jack W. Payne

Jack W. Payne

January 27, 1923 – June 2, 2022

 Jack W. Payne, Television and Radio Broadcasting pioneer of 47 years, passed away on June 2nd at New Cassel Retirement Center in Omaha.  He was born on January 27, 1923 in Okemah, OK, to W. L. and Mary Payne.  Preceded in death by parents and by wife of 69 years, Connie; sister, Lois; and brothers: Wilson, J.R., and Joe.  Survived by daughters, Karen Shaw (Ray) of Palm Desert, CA, and Jackie O’Brien (Tom) of San Antonio, TX; grandsons: Tim O’Brien of San Antonio, Doug Sandstedt (Jill) of Chandler, AZ, Raymond Shaw (Julie) of Huntington Beach, CA and David Shaw (Michelle) of Dublin, CA; great-grandson, Jackson Barry of Millis, MA; granddaughters, Wendy Barry (Jon) of Millis, and Kathryn O’Brien of Houston, TX; great-granddaughters: Emma Barry of Millis, Carly, Annika and Hannah Sandstedt of Chandler, and Madison Shaw of Dublin, CA.

Private Family Inurnment.  Celebration of Life MEMORIAL SERVICE to be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Omaha, or Marbridge Ranch in Manchaca, TX 78952.



  • Michael Klein Posted June 3, 2022 12:35 am

    Never knew Jack personally—- however I know numerous people who did. Truly one of the pioneers of broadcasting in Nebraska. He will be missed dearly.

  • Joe Mettenbrink Posted June 5, 2022 3:37 pm

    My sincere sympathy to all the family. Both Jack & Connie were good church friends and Husker fans. RIP Joseph C. Mettenbrink

  • David Probst Posted June 8, 2022 12:27 pm

    I got to really know Jack at New Cassel. He was such a kind and loving man who knew his faith and friends. May he rest in peace!

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