R. Vaughn Taylor
December 17, 1935 ‒ December 29, 2017
R. Vaughn Taylor, age 82, of Fredericktown passed away Friday evening, December 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 17, 1935 in Richland County to the late Harlan and Rhea (Pifer) Taylor.
Vaughn honorably served his country in the Air National Guard from 1953 to 1961. He was a faithful member of the Palmyra Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Native American history, collecting rocks, mission trips to Africa and South American, but most of all he loved to travel with his wife, Bonnie. Vaughn was active with the boy scouts and volunteered and provided blood for the American Red Cross, where he was just one pint short of 20 gallons total of donations. Vaughn retired from Cooper Energy Services where he worked as a draftsman.
Vaughn is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bonnie (Bowser) Taylor; his children and caregivers, Glenn (Marsha) Taylor, Barbara (Tom) Taylor-Leedy, Brenda (Don) Putnam, and Dawn Taylor all of Fredericktown; 4 grandchildren, one step-grandson, 5 great grandchildren, and 3 step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law’s, Helen Taylor and Leile Ernsberger of Mansfield; a special friend and caregiver, Jim Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Vaughn was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Wuthrich and Evelyn Ryan; and brothers, Richard Glenn, Merle and Harlan Taylor.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Rd., Fredericktown, where a funeral service celebrating the life of Vaughn will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with Evangelist Troy Northrop officiating. The family will receive friends also one hour prior to the funeral. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Palmyra Mission Committee at the church or Hospice of Knox County, 17700, Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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