J. Chad Payne

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Chad has been with Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes since 2010 and is originally from Anderson, SC. He received his associate degree of applied science in mortuary service from Piedmont Technical College in 2004 and his Certified Preplanning Consultant designation (CPC) through NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association) in 2013. Chad and his wife, Julie, have three children, Isabella, Breydan, and Jackson. He has also been the Pastor of Open Praise Fellowship in Easley, SC, since 2015. In addition to being with friends and family, Chad loves being at the beach or the Great Smoky Mountains and is also a Hammond Organ enthusiast.