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Rickie L. Payne
"Paramedic 730"

May 9, 1961    -    Aug. 8, 2011



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Rickie Payne was a long-time member of Pipers Gap Rescue Squad with more than 30 years of dedicated service to the community.  Rickie followed his father and mother into the squad many years ago and quickly became a valuable asset to the Pipers Gap community.  Through his many years of service, Rickie was involved in just about every aspect of rescue and EMS operations that can be imagined and in doing so he touched many lives.

Rickie was the creator of the first ALS First Response Team in Carroll County that operated unit 1000 which is still in service today and is now operated by Carroll County EMS.  He was one of the first EMT Instructors in the county and also became an ALS Coordinator where he provided countless hours of hard work into teaching new students and providing continuing education to many.  In addition, he held instructor certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS just to name a few.  Rickie was one of the first in Carroll to obtain his paramedic certification.  After becoming a paramedic, Rickie went to work for "MEDIC" in Mecklenburg County, NC where he was able to get valuable experience in a busy, metropolitan EMS system.   He later obtained certification as a Critical Care paramedic. 

Many will remember Rickie for his many years of work at Twin County Regional Hospital, where he first worked as an ED tech and then later as a Register Nurse.  He also worked as a RN at Northern Hospital of Surry County and as a Flight RN with AirCare at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  Rickie continued to advance as a Registered Nurse by obtaining his CEN certification.

When Rickie wasn't busy working as an RN at the hospital or volunteering with the squad, he could be found teaching future paramedics through Southwest VA Community College.

Outside of EMS, Rickie was an avid NASCAR fan.  He greatly enjoyed attending the races and spending time with his friends and family.

While this page cannot begin to tell you everything about Rickie, we hope that it somehow serves to honor this man who gave so much of himself in the service of others.






Rickie Lee Payne age 50 of Woodlawn, Virginia passed away
Monday, August 8, 2011 in Twin County Regional Hospital.

Rickie was born on May 9, 1961 in Radford, Virginia to
Carroll and Ila Faye Harrison Payne.

He is survived by his mother Ila Faye Payne of Woodlawn, Virginia;
brothers and sister-in-law Terron and Patricia Payne of Roanoke, Virginia;
Carroll Lewis Payne of Los Angeles, California;
half-sister and husband Regenia and Paul Garber of Ararat, Virginia;
nieces Teresa Garber and Kayla Payne; nephew Paul Garber, Jr..



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