WARRENSBURG - Byron H. Paynter Sr., 60, of River Street, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 25, 1949, in Bloomington, Ind., he was the son of the late Claude and Beverly (Colglazier) Paynter.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968, where he served his country overseas in South Korea.
Following his honorable discharge, he worked as a truck driver in Alaska, taking his chances on the ice roads while transporting supplies in the remote wilderness.
He spent the remainder of his time in New York and New Jersey with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Paynter of Warrensburg; his brothers: Scott Paynter of Bradenton, Fla. and Randy Paynter of Indiana; his two sons: Byron Paynter of Warrensburg; Shawn Paynter and his companion, Jessica Shaldone, of Clifton Park; step-children: Kenneth Sutphin of Medford, N.J.; William Sutphin and his wife, Tammy, of Fort Ann; Michelle Eanes of Ephrata, Pa.; Leo Sutphin of Warrensburg; and Jim and Shannon Foster of Hamilton; along with several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
At Byron's request, there are no calling hours scheduled.
Friends are invited to gather to celebrate Byron's life at 1 pm, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Lake George American Legion, 3932 State Route 9L, Lake George.
Please visit www.alexanderfuneralhomes.com for online guest book and condolences.