Robert John PAYTON
( late of Ulverstone, Tasmania )
New South Wales Police – Retired
Regd. # 15401
Rank: Probationary Constable – Appointed 19 June 1972
Constable 1st Class – appointed 19 August 1977
Senior Constable – 19 August 1981
Senior Constable – Retirement
Stations: Pt Kembla, Pt Kembla Water Police
Service: From pre 19 June 1972 to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 2 November 1988
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 20 November 1998
Born: 24 December 1949
Died on: Saturday 8 December 2012
Cause: Motor vehicle collision – motor bike rider
Event location: Bass Highway at Wiltshire, Tasmania
Funeral date: Friday 14 December 2012 @ 10am
Funeral location: Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Marshall St, Stanley, Tasmania
IT IS WITH DEEP RESPECT
& SADNESS THAT I LET YOU ALL KNOW OF THE PASSING OF RETIRED SENIOR CONSTABLE ROBERT “BOBBY” PAYTON, FORMER PT KEMBLA WATER POLICEMAN WHO WAS, ON SATURDAY MORNING, KILLED IN A MOTOR CYCLE COLLISION IN TASMANIA WHERE HE LIVED WITH HIS WIFE ON A LAVENDER FARM.
BOBBY WAS A MUCH LIKED BLOKE IN THE ILLAWARRA.
Ulverstone man dies in crash at Wiltshire Save
Dec. 8, 2012, 9:31 a.m.
A 62-YEAR-OLD Ulverstone man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a car on the Bass Highway at Wiltshire this morning.
In a statement released this afternoon Police said they believe a car being driven east by a 47-year-old Devonport man was overtaking a removalist truck when it collided with a scooter, travelling in the opposite direction, ridden by the Ulverstone man.
As a result of the collision the rider was thrown from the scooter and died at the scene before paramedics arrived.
The driver of the car was uninjured, but taken to the Smithton Hospital for observation.
The name of the Ulverstone man has not yet been released.
An inquest has been opened into the matter.
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the crash or any of the vehicles involved to contact Burnie Police Station or the Police Assistance number on 131444.
Community shocked over volunteer’s death
ON SATURDAY, the Central Coast community lost a man who spent his whole life serving people.
Bob Payton was killed when the scooter he was riding and a car collided near Wiltshire in Circular Head.
He was five minutes from his Forest farm, where he spent most weekends while living at Ulverstone.
Mr Payton was a volunteer and committee member with both the Central Coast Community Shed and the Men’s Shed, which share the same building at the Ulverstone Showgrounds.
Outgoing Men’s Shed president Len Blair said members were shattered when the news of Mr Payton’s death filtered through.
“We’re all struggling here. Many of the members are very upset.
“Bob was a fantastic volunteer and spent countless hours at the shed and will be sadly missed,” Mr Blair said yesterday.
The Men’s Shed held a committee meeting about the shed’s future after Mr Payton’s death.
Members were full of praise for Mr Payton’s work and the time he gave to the project.
He was the second-in- charge of the recent building works at the shed, which saw it double its work space at the showgrounds.
“I guess in a way it was good Bob got to see the shed get to the lock-up stage. He spent so many hours down here to try and get it finished.
“He was the sort of man who would do anything to help out and that’s what his entire life was.
“Bob was a police officer in New South Wales for 20 odd years and has always been a big part of the community. There was nothing he would say no to, he was just full of energy.”
The Men’s Shed members were to have their Christmas party on Friday, but it’s likely Mr Payton’s funeral will be held the same day.
“We have postponed our Christmas party until a later date, which will now become a memorial for Bob.”
Mass of Christian Burial for the late Mr Robert John (Bob) Payton will be celebrated at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Marshall St, Stanley at 10 a.m. on FRIDAY, December 14, 2012.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
A private interment will follow the Mass.
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12/12/2012 The Advocate
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