Ralph Vaughn Smith, Jr. passed peacefully August 31, 2021. He was born June 8, 1944 in Dekab Co., GA. Vaugh lived in and around Lilburn, GA and St. Mountain most of his life. He married Carol Eatmon Smith on August 7, 1992. They moved to Cedar Bluff & Centre AL in 2005. Vaughn and Carol moved back to Lake City in August 2015.
Vaughn retired from Continental Ins.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carol Eatmon Smith, son Charles (Laura) Smith, granddaughter and uncle Frank Parker, Douglasville, GA. He is also survived by a special daughter and granddaughter, Taylor & Lexi Profitt, who with their help kept him going for a few more years. Numerous cousins and longtime friends also survive.
He loved the lakes around Atlanta area and spent many weekends camping and boating. He also loved the dragstrip. Vaughn had a bike that he also enjoyed up until his health stopped him. I would like to give a big thanks to the staff of Solaris Healthcare for the care he received the last 4 years.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published by Lake City Reporter on Sep. 16, 2021.