PRICE-Zachery Aaron Payton, 27, our loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away July 24, 2010.
He was born Sept. 24, 1982 in Price, Utah to Arthur and Judith Kelly Payton. Married Trinity Jackson on Dec. 19, 2008 in Price, Utah.
Zac was a very social and bright young man and will be known for his amazing smile and love. He cherished his family and friends more than anything and never left without telling you he loved you, which was more often than not, matched with a generous hug. He was a good husband and father and adored his daughter Mackenna, as she was the light of his life. He spent numerous hours with his family and this was always his main priority. He was liked by many and had several friends that made him laugh and smile.
He enjoyed music and was always ready to share a song with anyone who would listen, or play drums and guitar with him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and said his favorite place to spend time was in Joe's Valley fishing. Zac had many pets and enjoyed gardening. You could often find him outside with his dogs, cats, chickens or just watering his vegetables.
Zac was a graduate of Carbon High School and proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He received an honorable discharge and was currently employed at Pure CO2 where he assisted in monitoring the plant.
He will be dearly missed by his family and many dear friends. Survived by his wife Trinity Payton and his beautiful daughter Mackenna, his mother and father, Judy and Roy Payton, his siblings Jason (Amy) Jensen, Emil (Crissy) Sunter, Tyler (Danielle) Archuleta, Allison Archuleta, Jamie (Scott) Davis, Katie (David) Gurule, Danton (Brooke) Payton, Taylor Payton, grandmother Mattie Payton, and his 19 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Art Payton, George and Ruth Kelly, aunts Lisa Kelly and Kathryn Malone and sister-in-law Felicia Jackson.
Funeral service, Thursday, July 29, 2010, 11 a.m., Price Seventh LDS Ward located at 995 E. 700 N. in Price, Utah. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday, July 28 from 6-8 p.m., located at 233 E. Main Street in Price and at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Internment, Cliffview Cemetery, located at 1850 E. 800 N. in Price.
The family would like to extend their thanks to all of those that opened their hearts by visiting, calling, bringing food, and sharing stories about their love for our dear Zac. Friends and family are welcome to share memories of Zac at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.