James M. “Jim” Vaughn Sr.

Published 4:28 pm Monday, August 20, 2018

James M. “Jim” Vaughn Sr., 75, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Melvin Marshall Vaughn and Laura Walker Vaughn and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Smith, and a great-grandson, Timothy James Vaughn.
Mr. Vaughn was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was retired from Wellmont Health System and was an active member of Elizabethton Alliance Church, where he had served the church as an Elder. He loved to garden, go fishing and spend time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 55 years, Connie Vaughn, of the home; a son, James Vaughn II (Donna) of Elizabethton; a daughter, Martha Elizabeth Hopkins (Jeff) of Deatsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Brandi Estep, Amanda Battles, Joshua Vaughn and Jeffrey Hopkins; a great-grandson, Edgar Estep; three sisters, Rebecca Sams (Rosco), Doris Woods and Kathy Huffman (Bobby); and three brothers, Charles Vaughn (Kathy), Lewis Vaughn and Troy Vaughn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of James M. “Jim” Vaughn Sr. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, in the Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton, with Pastor Louis O’Bourke officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by his son, James Vaughn II. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the home at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet the family at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Vaughn and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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