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William Paye Jr

September 4, 1975 — January 2, 2022

William C. Paye Jr. "Buck," age 46, of Saranac Lake, passed on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Adirondack Medical Center, surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Saranac Lake, NY, on September 4, 1975, he was the son of William Sr. and Becky Paye. After graduating from Saranac Lake High School, Buck proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. During his service, he specialized in motor transport. After his service he followed his passions, including long haul trucking, hauling hazardous materials and race cars, Firefighting and dispatching at Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and most recently, owner/operator of W. C. Paye Trucking.

Buck was an avid winter enthusiast. He loved spending time on the Adirondack trails with friends and family on his snowmobile. During the summer months, if you didn't see him in the driveway washing his truck or fixing something, he could be found in the garden, camping, at a track watching a race, or at a bonfire chanting a cadence or two. In his free time, he took great enjoyment in broadening his grilling and cooking skills. He loved a variety of music, from Metallica to Dave Matthews Band and Garth Brooks. Above all, he had a great love for his family. He dedicated his life to providing a loving and secure environment for all his children and loved ones.

He is survived by his fiancé, Shannon Reynolds-Maroun of Saranac Lake, NY., one daughter, Kylee and her fiancé, Nick Charron of Clayton, NC., two sons, Elijah Paye of Latham, NY., and Lincoln Paye of Saranac Lake, NY., and two stepsons, Cayden Heading and Carsyn Maroun both of Saranac Lake, NY. Buck is also survived by his father William "Bill" Paye, Sr. of Saranac Lake, NY., and his mother Becky Paye of Brewer, ME., two brothers, Shane, and his wife Jacque Paye of Nevada City, CA., Ethan Paye of Saranac Lake, NY., two sisters, Ashlie and her husband Eric Schwamb of Brewer, ME., and Casey and her husband Chris Lynch of Springfield, OH., his loving grandmother Marge "Maymo" Simpson of Saranac Lake, NY., Uncle George and his wife, Vickie Paye of Saranac Lake, NY., and his road dogs, Lucy & Maggie. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by several loved ones including cousin, Johnny Kent and grandmother, Margaret Paye and his sweet chocolate lab, Gracie.

Calling hours are set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 6 PM with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Family and friends attending in-person calling hours and funeral services are asked to follow all COVID-19 recommendations, including social distancing and wearing masks. Due to extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic Buck's family understands that it may make it difficult to attend in-person calling hours and services, for those unable to attend, the funeral service will be webcast on Fortune-Keough Funeral Homes Facebook page at 6:00 PM

In keeping with Buck's favorite attire, his family requests anyone attending in-person calling hours to please wear your favorite Nascar, Subaru, flannel, or work shirt in his honor.
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Friday, January 7, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Friday, January 7, 2022

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Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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