Roy N. Vaughn
Roy N. Vaughn, 66, of Port Charlotte, FL, went to be with the Lord at Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care on Saturday, April 11, 2009 surrounded by family.
Born in Spartanburg, SC on September 2, 1942, he was the son of the late Allie V. and Rome G. Gowan. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents O.F. and Hattie S. Ponder, formerly of Spartanburg County, SC. He was formerly married to Jean Lawter Robertson and Denise Coe Vaughn. He was retired from the Sunrise Community, Inc. of Miami, FL where he served a variety of corporate roles in his position as Vice-President over a period of seventeen years. He also worked for twenty-one years with the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in a variety of roles ranging from Youth Counselor to Senior Human Services Program Administrator to Chief of Developmental Services Resource and Information Management. A former resident of Columbus and Hendersonville, NC he taught math and science and coached baseball and football at Blue Ridge School for Boys and Polk Central High School from 1963 – 1971, inclusive. A 1963 graduate of Wofford College, he also attended Western Carolina University for graduate work in education.
He is survived by his son Roy Vaughn Jr (Shannon). of Tampa, FL. and his daughter Lacy V. Ferrell (Jacob) of Fort Mill, SC; a grandson Wesley Vaughn and granddaughters Taylor and Kamdyn Ferrell; brothers Grady (Cheryl) and Norman Gowan of Spartanburg, SC and Royce (Diane) Gowan of Coos Bay, OR; sisters Martha Rowell of Spartanburg and Carol (Terry) Medley of Gaffney, SC. In addition to many adoring nieces and nephews he also leaves behind a special mother-in-law, Flo Baldwin, his special friends Charles “Butch” Patteson and golfing buddies, L. Spencer (Spence), John Romanik,and his Sunday morning “Chairman of the Board”, Roger Geib all of Port Charlotte.
A visitation will be held 6:00 PM to 9:00PM on Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church, 21500 Gibralter Dr, Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
A second visitation will be held on April 23, 2009 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at the J.F. Floyd Mortuary in Spartanburg SC at the North Church Street facility. The funeral service will be held April 24, 2009 at 11:00AM, also at J. F Floyd Mortuary's North Church Street facility. Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church cemetery, Union, SC.