William Edward Vaughn

Funeral services for Mr. Vaughn will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Westview Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Whited officiating. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at East Fork Cemetery in Thompsonville, Ill. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the church before the service.

Mr. Vaughn, age 75 of Athens passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville.

A native of Thompsonville, Ill. and a resident of Robertson County and McMinn County, he was the son of the late Burferd Enis and Florence Irene Headley Vaughn.

He was a member of Westview Baptist Church and loved to sing and play the steel guitar. He was a quality control manager with Toshiba Corp. and Mills Products, and was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Rotramel, and brother-in-law, Phillip Rotramel.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ivie Newman Vaughn, of Athens; three sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Wayne and Vicki Vaughn, of Lebanon, Mark Anthony Vaughn, of Springfield, Keith Evan Vaughn, of Athens; two daughters and son-in-law, Gayla Joyce and Shawn Bellamy, of Greensbrier, Kathy Lynn Stovall, of White Bluff; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; niece, Debbie Rosenblum, of Florida; and nephew, Bruce Rotramel, of Virginia.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to American Heart Association.

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