Roy Julian Vehorn

Published 7:48 am Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Roy Julian Vehorn, 89, of Columbus passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.
Born in Pelzer, S.C., he was the son of the late Jetter and Lily Gosnell Vehorn. Mr. Vehorn retired as plant manager from Barnett-Southern, Tryon, after 18 years of service.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in WWII aboard the USS Wharton AP7. He was a member of Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, a member of Phalanx VFW in Charlotte, N.C., and a member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.. He was a Methodist.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Layne Vehorn; two sons, Frank Vehorn (Esther) of Winter Haven, Fla., and Roy Michael Vehorn of Pelzer, S.C.; a step-daughter, Sharon Johnston (Tim) of Asheville, N.C.; and two stepsons, Dwayne Nichols (Pam) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Tim Nichols (Lori) of Tryon. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Bill Vehorn, Steven Vehorn and Andrew Vehorn; as well as five step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Johnston, Justin Nichols, Mason Nichols, Joseph Nichols and Annie Nichols, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev. Phillip Hurst and Rev. Eddie Duncan officiating.
Burial will follow the service in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N.C., with military rites provided by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug.4 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.
Memorials may be made to Tryon United Methodist Church, New Vision Building Fund, 195 New Market Rd. Tryon, N.C.
An online guest register is available at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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