David Payne of Orange was honored by 20 friends who gathered recently for his retirement at Boardwalk Grille in downtown Orange. Payne is pictured in the aqua shirt, third from left. Payne’s last day was Friday, August 30, from Westlake PetroChemical in Sulphur, Louisiana. He served as a chemical engineer a total of 47 years at plants in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. From left, are Diane Grooters, Sarah Boehme, Susan Payne (David’s sister), Payne, Jimmy McWilliams, Kris Payne McWilliams, Diane Sturdivant, and Linda Pittillo at end of the table. From right, are Johnny Grooters, Joe Kazmar, Susan Kazmar, Margaret Toal, Lois Ferrell, Dennis Ferrell, Hank Ramsey, Billy Jack McKinney, Karen McKinney, and Anne Payne, (David’s wife of 38 years). The Paynes are the parents of Tommy Payne, 2001 West-Orange Stark graduate who lives with his wife and daughter in the Houston area, and Dr. Steven Payne, 2005 WO-S grad who lives with his wife in New York.