According to reports from the S.C. Highway Patrol, Mark Leigh Payne was traveling above the posted 45 mile-per-hour speed limit when he lost control of his vehicle on James Teal Road about six miles south of Chesterfield.
Lance Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the Highway Patrol said Payne traveled off the right hand side of the road, striking a mailbox, a driveway culvert and a tree, which caused the 1992 Ford Mustang he was driving to overturn.
Payne, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle.
Funeral services for the former B.C. Moore's employee were held last Friday at Millers Rivers Caulder Funeral Home chapel.
Born in Ruby, Payne was a son of Barbara Leigh Teal of Chesterfield and Alvin L. Boswell of Ruby. He was a supervisor with Constar International Inc. and a former member of Teals Mill Fire Department.
"Mark was just a very lovable boy," Payne's aunt, Sheila Harper, said. "He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it."
She added that Payne was an avid sportsman who loved fishing and hunting.
"He was just a very lovable person. A hard worker and a good father," Payne said.
He is survived by two sons, Brandon and Clinton; two daughters, Hannah and Ivy Leighann; his mother and father; a brother, Warren (Susie) Boswell of Ruby; three sisters, Julie (Stanley) Potthoff of Patrick, Tish Payne of Chesterfield and Misty Boswell of Ruby; and other family and friends.