TULSA, Oklahoma - A memorial service is set for Saturday, February 23rd in Tulsa for the president of Celebrity Attractions, Larry Payton.

Payton died unexpectedly late Monday at a Tulsa hospital.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Tulsa. Interment will be at Floral Haven immediately following the service.

Larry Payton was an active member of Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa where he was a deacon and served on the church council. He also served on the Lifeway Board of Trustees and was secretary for the Retail Committee and served on the Financial Review Committee.

Larry served on the Board of Southwest Baptist University for which he was also an alumnus.

A supporter of education, he was a former employee of the University of Tulsa as the student activities director.

Celebrity Attractions has been presenting major theatrical, musical and family entertainment and handling the marketing and group sales for national touring events in Tulsa and several other communities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Flowers can be sent to Floral Haven at 6500 South 129th East Avenue in Broken Arrow. In lieu of flowers, a Scholarship Fund has been established at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri in Larry's memory.