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Willard Vaughn

Willard Vaughn Jr.

Thursday, March 23rd, 1944 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Willard Vaughn, Jr., age 75 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, March 25, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

He was born Thursday, March 23, 1944 in Cookeville, He was the son of the late Willard Vaughn, Sr. and the late Florene (Harville) Vaughn.

Willard was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and friend to all that knew him. He attended Lakenheath High School in Lakenheath England and graduated Cookeville High School in 1963. Willard retired from Kroger as Grocery Manager after 41 years of employment. He loved the Putnam County Fair and was on the fair board for 7 years. He was a member of AQHA, TQHA, and enjoyed showing in Tennessee and other states.

He is survived by his wife: Miriam (Jones) Vaughn from Petersboro, England whom he married June 17, 1963 at Pippin Church of Christ.

1 Daughter and Spouse:
Julie (Vaughn) Thompson and Husband, Dr. Maben Thompson of Crossville, TN

1 Son and Spouse:
Danny Ray Vaughn and Wife Angie of Cookeville, TN

Grandchildren and Spouses:
Mercedes and Jake Johnson, Cameron Thompson, Jordan Thompson, Tanner Vaughn and Lindsey Ritenour, Britny and Devin Wright

Great Grandchildren:
Willa Masyn, Kendall, Kai, and Beau

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. John Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cameron Thompson, Tanner Vaughn, Jake Johnson, Devin Wright, Ronnie Mayberry, and Lane Mayberry.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Debbie Swallows

Posted at 02:35pm
Miriam and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know too well the pain of loss and there just are no words to take away that pain. May our heavenly Father who knows your grief and pain, bring you peace and comfort and may love of family and friends help you during this time.

Bernadine Gordon

Posted at 12:27pm
Willard and I were childhood friends. My family and his were friends and his grandpa plowed my grandma's garden each year. Willard and I were in the first grade together at Tech Training school. The school had just opened and the cafeteria wasn't finished
so we had to take our lunch. The school provided little glass bottles of milk with foil caps that were hard to get open. Each day Willard would sharpen his big old yellow first grade pencil and go around and poke a hole in everyone's milk and put straws in them. Even way back then he was a kind, helpful person and I know he continued to be throughout his life.
I am so sorry about your loss--I know you'll miss him terribly.

Dustin Linder and the Story Family

Posted at 10:05am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Larry McDonald

Posted at 08:53am
Happy trails to you our dear friend, until we meet again. From your decades at Kroger, to serving on the Fair Board, to having fun at the cabin on Center Hill Lake, our family will miss your wonderful big smile. Cookeville has lost a special person, who will forever be remembered. Our sincere condolences to Miriam, Julie, Danny, and the entire Vaughn family. Larry & Janice McDonald

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