Poland bus mechanic gets special sendoff

Poland bus procession for John Payne

POLAND, Ohio (WYTV) — A longtime Poland school district employee was given a special sendoff Friday evening.

A procession of school buses circled around the Cunningham Becker Funeral Home, where calling hours for John Payne were held. Payne lost his battle to cancer earlier this week.

Payne was the school district’s bus mechanic for the past 30 years and he also was a bus driver. Before working for the school district, Payne worked for the Poland Township Road Department for seven years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Baptist Church in Poland.


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