Everett Elton Vaughan, age 80, son of Ernest E. and Etta M. (Kinnaird) Vaughan, was born February 29, 1928, in Bloodland, Mo. He passed away January 18, 2009, in the Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.
Everett was married to Eula Mae Williams on August 8, 1950, in Plato, Mo. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this past August. From this union, eight children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vera Jean Vaughan; one sister Ermel Drummond; and two brothers, LeRoy and Wayne.
He is survived by his wife, Eula of the home in Plato; one son, JR Vaughan and Lora Earls of Plato; six daughters, Diana and husband Terry Nigh of Lincoln, Neb., Vicki Lemons and Paul Weaver of Lebanon, Mo., Debi and husband Larry Huff of Success, Mo., Donna Couch of Plato, Mo., Lisa and husband Jim Chaves of Owensville, Mo., and Lori and husband Tom Gabel of Success, Mo.; 22 grandchildren, B.J., Samantha, Brandi, Aaron, Landon, Tessa, Jared, Sean, Wesley, Joshua, Kevin, Brandon, Chris, Corey, Kyle, Casey, Kegan, Kiera, Kayla, Echo, Tom, and Mark; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Beatrice Hayes of Washington, Mo., Irene Felton of Springfield, Mo., and Florene Bates of Florissant, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends.
Everett was inducted into the United States Army on October 19, 1950. He served our country during the Korean War. On July 19, 1952, he transferred to the United States Army Reserve. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on August 21, 1956.
He took pride in being a farmer for more than 40 years. He also operated a road grader for 27 years for the Roubidoux Township and was a board member for the Public Water Supply District #1 of Texas County for 18 years.
Everett accepted the Lord as his Savior at the age of 78 and was recently baptized. He was a member of Roby Baptist Church.
Everett enjoyed the afternoons when he could meet with his buddies at Walt’s Convenience Store for a cup of coffee to discuss the world’s problems and talk of the “good ole” days. He loved eating out and going fishing and gigging. Times spent with family and friends in these activities were cherished.
He loved his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Roby Baptist Church. Rev. Brock Davis and Wesley Wallace officiated. Burial was in the Palace Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com