Edward Lewis Vaughn passed away October 24, 2023, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
Husband. Father. Grandfather. Friend.
Eddie had a steadfast love for his family, passion for his music and a deep, abiding spirit. He is survived by his wife, LaNita Marion Vaughn, children LoEtta Faye Vaughn, Carol Wald and Lisa and Rob Yates. He was preceded in death by his daughter Leddie Vaughn Lackey and his brother Lonnie Vaughn. He is also survived by his brother Ted Vaughn wife Mary and Rose and Doug Chandler.
The surviving Grandchildren are Lyndie and Mike Medford, Miranda and Rusty Wells, Speer Lackey, Chance Yates, Kassidi May, Chazlynn Yates and Brandon Jacinto, great grandchildren Merrit Medford, Levie June Medford, Ranger Wells and Raylee Jacinto and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Psalms 95:1 "Oh come let us sing praises to the Lord Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation."
Eddie was a rock. He was the personification of the "Loving Father" demonstrating love and patience. His family knew he loved them and was there for them- as dependable as the sunrise. He loved his extended family and friends, always ready to lend a helping hand to fix and to build. He used what he had to make what he needed. He was a genius with making things work. In lieu of tie downs "It'll Ride" was his motto.
Eddie was full of joy, and some say full of "bull". Oh, how he could make us laugh. There was a song in his heart and music in his hands and voice. He shared that music with all of us. Something pulls in you when you hear that soulful Dobro playing.
Galatians 5:22 talks about the fruits of the spirit being love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control against such things there is no law.
Eddie lived the fruits of the spirit. We will miss him and his happiness. His legacy of love will no doubt last for many generations.
We are relieved that he may now breathe freely and suffer no more. We are left with a big hole in our hearts.