Roy N. Vaughn

Published 12:47 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Roy was born in Spartanburg, S.C., on September 2, 1942, the son of the late Rome G. and Allie V. Gowan. He was formerly married to Jean Lawter Robertson and Denise Coe Vaughn. He was a 1963 graduate of Wofford College and completed graduate work in eeducation at Western Carolina University. Roy was retired from the Sunrise Community, Inc. of Miami, Fla., where he served a variety of corporate roles in his position as vice-president over a period of 17 years. He also worked for 21 years with the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.

He taught math and science and coachec baseball and football at Blue Ridge School for Boys and Polk Central High School from 1963-1971, inclusive.

Roy is survived by his son, Roy Vaughn Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; his daughter, Lacy V. Ferrell of Fort Mill, S.C.; one grandson and two granddaughters; brothers, Grady and Norman Gowan of Spartnaburg and Royce Gowan of Coos Bay, Ore.; and sisters, Martha Rowell of Spartanburg and Carol Medley of Gaffney, S.C. In addition to many nieces and nephews, he also leaves behind a special mother-in-law, Flo Baldwin, and his aunt, Lucille Kuykendall of Gaffney.

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He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, O.F. and Hattie S. Ponder, formerly of Spartanburg County, and his brother, Thomas G. Gowan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24 at Floyd&squo;s North Church Street Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery in Union, S.C.

An online guest register is available at Floyd&squo;s North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.