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Payton Woodbury passed away at his home on Skidaway Island on Tuesday, April 18th. He was 30.
Born on August 22,1992 at San Ramon Community Hospital, Payton grew up in California where he attended the San Ramon Valley Christian Academy, went to Monte Vista High School and graduated from California State University at San Francisco. He recently moved to Savannah, Georgia where he had just started a new job at Intuit.
Payton was an enthusiast. He was passionate about playing and watching sports—the Giants, the 49ers and the Warriors. From a very early age Payton excelled at football and baseball. He was passionate too about film—particularly classic films. Payton revered classic films because they so often highlight human complexity and the stories that result. Just a few days before his death he had an animated conversation with his grandfather regarding Casablanca which they had just watched together. But Payton’s interest was not limited to old films; he saw every movie as soon as it came out and discussed each one intently. More than one person has commented that if Payton were not so good at sales and business he would make a fine film critic. Above all Payton was passionate about his family.
During college Payton worked with his mother, helping her develop her business, Cooking Buddy. They taught elementary school children the art of cooking. But Payton thought that the more important lesson was for the children to learn to enjoy life. And the children loved him.
Payton’s impact upon everyone who met him was vivid and indelible.
He is survived and will always be remembered by his bereaved and loving family: His parents, Dianna and Spencer Woodbury; his grandfather, Wayne Smith; his brother Tate Woodbury; his brother Bryson Woodbury and his wife Alex; and by his sister Elizabeth Woodbury. Payton was preceded in death by his older brother, Spencer Hunter Woodbury, Jr.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.
They are all tethered, forever, together.
My sincerest condolences to you all. We loved Payton so very much and are truly heartbroken. We know that Payton and Hunter are together in heaven, keeping watch over all of you. Sending you love and prayers. Tethered.
- Lori Hock-Mszanowski, Danville, CA
Lucky to have spent time with payton and immediately connected. Vibrant soul , beautiful person .
- Family friend, Clifton park, Ny
In this hardest of times , may you find solace in the fact that you all are so very loved . Sending the strength of my total being to you . With love and deep sympathy , Polly ♥️
- Polly Peckham Sweitzer, Laguna beach , CA
Sending strength to all of you ...
- Karen, Steve & Hannah Rovner, Wilmington , NC
May you find peace, and strength from all those that love you during this difficult time.
- Melissa Forman-Woodbridge, Tustin, CA
May Payton’s memory always be a blessing to his loved ones.
- Bailey Radian (Jeff’s Aunt), San Francisco, Ca
Our thoughts are with you. We loved Payton, that kids smile lit up a room. So many memories from Football to lacrosse. Sending love and hugs to your entire family during this sad time.
- The Soberanes Family, Cave Creek, AZ
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
- Dennis and Linda Brady, Palm Desert, CA
Our deepest condolences. We’re heartbroken and keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers during this really difficult time. We are thankful for the time Leanne & Payton were classmates at SRVCA, and for the opportunities we’ve had to know Payton…such great & cherished memories.
- Ed & Bev Sayson, Gresham, OR
Praying for your family daily. Bless that you can come to an understanding of this situation. Payton was only a few years older than Adam. We remember him from SRVCA always happy and enthusiastic. May the Lord Be with you all. If there is anything you need from afar, let us know. Love and hugs. The Pendergrafts
- The Pendergrafts , Alamo, Ca
My heart is breaking for the Woodbury family. I have such fond funny memories of Payton. What a sparkle he brought to every situation. He loved life and he shared his light when he walked into the room. Blessings and prayers for all of you.
- janis brunkal miller, Danville, CA
May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace and hope during this difficult time. Payton was such a sweet young man....such a light.
- Maxwell Family, Austin, TX
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Graveside Service
- 11:00 a.m. on Tue, April 25, 2023
- Greenwich Cemetery
330 Greenwich Road (map)
Savannah GA 31404