PADUCAH, Ky. - J.W. (Jake) Vaughn, 91, of Ledbetter, formerly of Paducah, KY passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:39 am.
He was a member of Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he had served as an Elder for many years. J.W. served in the Army Company A 899th Tank Battalion during World War II from 1941-1945. He fought in nine major battles and was wounded in action twice, receiving the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation. He was a member of Military Order of Purple Hearts. He retired as the meat manager/butcher for A&P Super Market in Paducah. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. J.W. was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a special man to everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margretta (Boswell) Vaughn; a daughter, Talmeth “Tam” Powell and husband Bill of Ledbetter; a son, Dannie Vaughn and wife Wendy of Henderson, KY; three grandchildren, Brad (Vivien) Powell of Glasgow, KY, Mitzi (Byron) Graham of Alvord, TX, and Ann (Brian) Schymik of Newburg, IN; 7 great grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren; 11 step great great grandchildren; a brother, Jake (Shirley) Vaughn of Hudson, OH; a brother in law, Eddie Russell of Paducah; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jamie and Mary Luton Vaughn; a granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Powell; two brothers; a sister; and a niece.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. David Fackler officiating. Burial will follow at Rosebower Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11am Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
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