He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Air Force, where he spent time in South Korea, was a Sergeant, Airman First Class, and Crew Chief/C1-30's. He was a former member of the American Legion Rod Lowe Post #124, and a current member of the American Legion Bowling Green Post #23. He was a licensed Radiology Technician for the Veteran's Hospital in Lexington, and was a retired Measurement Technician for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Oak Forest Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Vaughn loved football, and was a strong Washington Red Skins, and Tennessee Titans fan.
Survived by his wife of 42 years, Velma Montez Vaughn of Bowling Green, having united in marriage on August 4, 1973.
Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Denise and Greg Whitlow of Summersville; a son and daughter-in-law: Jason William and Rachel Vaughn of Bowling Green; five grandchildren: Jonathan and Emillee Whitlow of Greensburg; Joshua Whitlow, Jill Whitlow both of Summersville, Eli Vaughn, and Farrah Vaughn both of Bowling Green; a great-grandchild: Maxton Whitlow of Greensburg; his mother-in-law: Teresa Montez of Arizona; a sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Tom Davis of Glasgow; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Frank Montez, Ed Montez, Verna and Jim Bloodworth all of Arizona; nieces and nephews: Bryan Davis of Iowa, Ann Davis & Tim Robinson of Radcliff, Bryan Bloodworth and Lauren Bloodworth of California; great-niece and two great-nephews: Marissa Montez, Marcus Montez, and Christopher Montez all of Arizona; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service for Jim "Hammer" Vaughn will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Bennett Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard.
Visitation is requested form 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., Tuesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 A.M., Wednesday until time of the service.
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Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund or the Wounded Warrior Project, which can be made at the funeral home.
Jonathan Whitlow,Josh Whitlow, Bryan Davis, Jacob Shofner, Eli Vaughn, Greg Whitlow, Jason Vaughn
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Tennessee Gas Pipeline