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Dr. Otto D. Payton, age 84, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Payton served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Korea, 1950 – 52. He was a graduate of the Universities of Kansas, Indiana and Maryland. He edited The Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 1988 – 96; was Chairman of the Editorial Board, Clinics In Physical Therapy, throughout its publication history of 33 volumes; an international lecturer and author of the groundbreaking Research in Clinical Practice (1978), Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and practicing physical therapist for more than 50 years. He is survived by his daughter, poet, journalist and college English instructor Colleen M. Payton, and granddaughters Jane Yoon and Meredyth Yoon, J.D. Emory University, and Public Defender, Brunswick, Georgia. A memorial mass of resurrection will be celebrated 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia www.stedchurch.com. The family will receive friends for the visitation from 12 noon until time of service at the church. The family will have the ashes inurned 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia. Messages of condolence may be made or viewed at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Francis Adult Home, 2511 Wise ST, Richmond, VA 23225 or Halcyon Hospice, 5411 Northland AVE, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 www.excellenceinhospice.com.