Wade Albert Payne, III, 53, husband of Anna Hodge Payne, died Friday, November 11, 2022, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of Wade Albert “Al” Payne, Jr. and Lila Broughton Payne. Mr. Payne was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church and the owner of Wade Payne Communications. He was a 1987 graduate of Thomas Sumter Academy and of Winthrop University. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; his parents; a son, Wade Albert Payne, IV; a daughter, Aubrey Elise Payne all of Sumter; a sister, Stacy Martin (Brent) of Fort Mill, SC; two nieces, Ansley Ard, Laura Kirby; two nephews, Walker Ard (Amiee), Daniel Kirby; numerous cousins; loyal friends, brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and his dog, Tillman. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Monday in Concord Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jon Beane and Rev. Lane McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M Sunday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church, 3350 E. Brewington Road, Sumter, SC 29153 or to The Sounds of Grace, 213 N. Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.