David Payne and Lula

Lula Payne smiles at her husband Dave. The two celebrate 68 years of marriage in 2021.

Another local World War II veteran has died. David Payne was 100 years old. 

Payne got the chance to ride on a B-25 bomber last year as part of Honor Flight Bluegrass' Barnstorming Tour Across Kentucky

Payne was there for Pearl Harbor. He shared his story with us — and celebrated his 100th birthday — in a Service & Sacrifice special report. Check out the video above to see that story again, which includes his secret to a long life. 

Payne died Feb. 24 at Spring Creek Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Murray, just a few days before his 101st birthday on Feb. 28. 

Click here to read the full obituary of World War II veteran David Payne.