UNION — Mr. Henry Irving "Papa Henry" Vaughan, 90, 114 Spruce St., Union, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Vaughan was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Grace Elizabeth Sanders Vaughan.
Born in Union, Oct. 13, 1923, he was the only son of the late Irving and Mae Kirby Vaughan. He was a graduate of Union High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the European Theater during World War II. Mr. Vaughan was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after a 45 year career. Mr. Vaughan was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir, a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher and served as treasurer of the Keenagers Club. Active in his community, he was a life-member of the Union Masonic Lodge #75, the V.F.W., the American Legion and Woodman of the World.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley V. Lawson of Fletcher, N.C.; two sons, Terry W. Vaughan Sr. and wife Jean, and David S. Vaughan Sr. and wife Ollie, all of Union; a dear cousin who was more like a sister, Helen Grady of Union; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman. Burial with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be at Union Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Vaughan's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 103 B S. Boyce St., Union, S.C. 29379.
The family will be at home, 114 Spruce St., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.