The prospective groom is the son of Gene and Nancy Payne of Fort Scott. The wedding is planned for March 16 at First Christian Church, El Dorado Springs.
Amanda is a 2007 graduate of El Dorado Springs High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
Wilson is a 2003 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He graduated in 2005 from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in history. He deployed to Afghanistan from February 2011 to October 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.