Billie W. Vaughn

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Billie Whittaker Vaughn, 85, of Nevada, Mo., passed peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Dublin Methodist Hospital, Dublin, Ohio, surrounded by his family. He was born in Nevada, Mo., to Frank Sterling Vaughn and Dexia Asenath Biggs Vaughn on Jan. 10, 1930, and lived most of his life in Nevada, except for the last six years, which were in Columbus, Ohio.

Billie is survived by the love of his life, his loving wife and best friend, Betty, of 67 years. They were married on Dec. 24, 1948, in Nevada, Mo. He is also survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Vaughn) McCulley and husband, Marc McCulley, of North Carolina, and Janet (Vaughn) Forrest and husband, Bob Forrest, of Ohio; grandson, Norm Rimmer, of Colorado; great-granddaughters, Lauren Rimmer, of Oklahoma, and Mia Rimmer, of Colorado; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Billie loved Marc and Bob and he always called them "son."

Billie was an extremely loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all and will be greatly missed.

Billie's number one priority in life was his family and friends. He loved spending time with them and often took the opportunity to share his favorite lifetime experiences. He was always ready to help anyone in need. He loved repairing anything and was always able to give advice on any type of repair.

Billie retired from the Nevada State Hospital in Nevada, Mo., as a Steam Fireman after 29 years. He served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1948 through 1954 as a Sergeant in Company "A", 135th Tank Battalion and received an Honorable Discharge at the end of his service. He was a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church, in Nevada. He was also a member of the Nevada Elks Lodge No. 564 in Nevada, Mo.

Our family would like to thank Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, Mo., and also Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell, Ohio, for their understanding and caring service in providing us with much needed comfort throughout this difficult time.

Private funeral services were observed by the family.

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