Bill Vaughn


Bill Vaughn, 68, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the family residence. 

He was born in Millington. He was the son of the late Joan Gray Vaughn and Harlan Vaughn. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Vaughn; and his sisters: Elizabeth and Brenda.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Vietnam War. He retired with 31 years of service. He also served with the Civil Service with the Navy for nine years. He enjoyed the outdoors including camping and off-road racing. He was a member of the American Legion, Post No. 81, where he was very active. 

He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his wife, Patti Sue Vaughn of Charleston; his daughter, JoEllen Hammond and her husband, Michael, of Carmel, Ind.; his grandchildren: Matthew, Josie and Sawyer; his sister, Debra McCoy of Anderson, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life graveside service and interment will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors. 

The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, has charge of the arrangements. 

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