Billy Paine

March 21, 1937 - December 1, 2020

Billy Eugene Paine, 83, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  He was born on March 21, 1937, in Silsbee, to Lorraine Gore Paine and John Belton Paine, Sr.  Mr. Paine proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and in the Air Force Reserve. 

He was elected as Hardin County Sheriff in 1970 and served until 1980.  After serving as sheriff, Mr. Paine worked in various roles of court security and as a 356th Judicial District Court Grand Jury Bailiff.  Mr. Paine was a past president of The Sheriff’s Association of Texas and a past Worshipful Master of Silsbee Masonic Lodge #927, A.F. & A. M.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Paine; sons, Marc Paine and his spouse, Chris Roberts, and John Michael Paine, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Amber Noyola and her husband, Jesse, of Nederland; Wesley Paine of Huntington; and Devon Roberts of Westminster, California; great-grandchildren, Ava Paine, Ayden Noyola, and Adilyn Kate Noyola; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, John Belton Paine, Jr., David Lee’O Paine, and Larry Dale Paine.

A gathering of Mr. Paine’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2020, at First Pentecostal Church, 1420 North 5th Street, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s.  Mr. Paine’s graveside service will follow at Cunningham Cemetery, Silsbee.

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Cunningham Cemetery Silsbee Texas

Cunningham Cemetery Silsbee Texas
  • 13172 FM 92 North Silsbee, Texas

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 1420 N. 5th Street, Silsbee, Texas
  • 12/06/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of family and friends

Gathering of family and friends
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
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Sheila Dawson Battle

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the entire family.

Deborah Laird Walker

Our family was so sad to hear of Billy's passing. Our Mom and Dad worked for him for many years at the Sherriff's Department. He was always a great supporter of my Dad and was there for him during his illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The family of Charles and Pat Laird.

Micheal G LeFloor

Brother Billy - it was an honor and privilege to call you friend and Masonic Brother. You will be missed. May the Supreme Architect of the Universe be with your family during this time of loss.. God Bless

Alicia Puntes Holder

So sorry to hear this about Billy, we have had a lot of good laughs and food around the table at Maxine's and Maw Maw "Babydoll's" .. you all are in my prayers . Sorry I will not be able to attend Saturday due to being out of town. Love you all Alicia Puntes Holder

Byron Wadley MD

So very saddened by the passing of this great man. He welcomed me into the family fold with great gusto. I truly loved, respected, and admired Billy —He truly loved his family. I said this about my uncle and mentor at his passing a few years ago: “How do we replace a giant? We don’t; we simply feel a huge absence when he’s gone.” Billy has been the same. Jane and I send love and comfort to Martha, The Boys, and all the rest. Byron

Charline Britton

My condolences to the family, Mr Billy was a good man, prayers for the upcoming days ahead..

Rachel McNeely Millstid

Love the Paine family. So Sorry for Your Loss. Billy was a Dear Friend to our Family. Prayers.


We lost a good man, many fond memories of growing-up with, working with, playing with and praying with. a great man and friend. MARTHA our prayers are with you and we will all miss him until we all meet again. Love BO & PAM

Tom and Jeri Barland

We are so saddened by the passing of Billy. Please accept our deepest condolences. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories you have and know you can lean on your family and friends for strength and comfort. May God give you peace in the coming days.

Bill & Wendy Barnum

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.

David Sheffield

So sorry to see the loss of my friend. We had so many good times just talking and laughing at the Courthouse. Prayers for all family and friends.


With all our love and prayers Uncle Billy you will be missed. Wish we had, had more time with your love, kindness and understanding.

Kyle & Connie Bland

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

debra beeson

Sorry for your lisa my prayers are with you and your family

Wendy Rush

So sorry for your loss Mrs. Martha. Mr. Billy was a good man, he will be greatly missed by many people. Keeping you and your Family in my prsyers.

David G Wallace

I had the pleasure of working for Sheriff Billy Payne in the early 80's just before he left office. Sheriff Payne was a caring, good, kind hearted, hard working, family man. He treated each of his deputies and other workers as his own family. My prayers are with his family for their loss. I have always considered Sheriff Payne as a good friend.. He will be sadly missed.