Ralph Vaughn Smith Jr.
1944 - 2021
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.
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I knew Vaughn for many years. I worked with him at CIC . We became great friends. He was always there to help you when you needed help. I remember one morning my car broke down and I knew he would be at the office already. I called him and he was there in minutes to get me. I was glad when he and Carol met and married. My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol and the family.
Karlean Hester
September 20, 2021
Carol so sorry for your loss. Vaughn was a sweet person. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through this most difficult time. We love you and ate praying for you
Curtis and Janet Graddy
September 16, 2021
I met Vaughn in 1968 when I started working at Continental Insurance Co. We bowled on the same team for many years. Also he coached our softball team. Good thing he was my friend or he would have kicked me off the team for mouthing off at him. Lots of weekends camping and on the lake. He took care of everyone. Always had our back. I was so happy when he and Carol got married. They were meant for each other. RIP my friend.
Jan Wood Kent
September 16, 2021
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