George E. Vaughan Sr.

Published 7:05 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019

FRANKLIN — George Edward Vaughan Sr., 84, passed away on Aug. 12, 2019, in Huntsville, Alabama.

George E. Vaughan Sr.

He was born on July 28, 1935, in Franklin to the late William W. Vaughan Sr. and Alta Hatfield Vaughan. George was also predeceased by four sisters, Margaret Vaughan, Charlotte Foster, Ann Lamm and Becky Vaughan; and three brothers William W. Vaughan Jr., Council D. Vaughan and Joseph D. Vaughan.

George was a graduate of Franklin High School, a retired electrician from Union Camp Corporation, and a retired National Guardsman after 24 years of service. He loved God, family and country.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Jean Coggsdale Vaughan; two daughters, Debbie V. Puffer (Bruce) of Huntsville, and Terri V. Clark (Tim) of West Palm Beach, Florida; two sons, Billy Vaughan (Dawn) of Fuquay Verina, North Carolina, and Eddie Vaughan Jr. (Angie) of Corapeake, North Carolina; five sisters, Elizabeth V. Johnson of Franklin; Carolyn V. Porter (Harvey) of Newsoms; Esther V. Simms (Ray) of Lynchburg; Kathryn V. Lamm (Dennis) of Franklin; and Patricia V. Bland (Steve) of Ashland; 10 grandchildren, Rachel Puffer Morris, Thomas Puffer, Esther Puffer, Ami Vaughan Summers, Lucas Clark, Tara Vaughan, Rebecca Vaughan, Ruth Puffer, Dylan Clark and Taylor Vaughan; one great-grandchild, Jaxon Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Hoyle Green officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home, and suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in George’s memory may be made to Deborah J. Puffer, 2408 Dairy Lane, Huntsville, AL 35811 to help with medical expenses for a liver transplant for George’s grandson, Dylan Clark.  George wanted to donate his own liver, but couldn’t due to his own health and age.