Maysville, MO …..Billy Leon Vaughn, age 98, was born July 17, 1923 in rural Clinton County near Hemple, Missouri, the son of Maynard H. and Hazel (Christy) Vaughn and passed away August 25, 2021.
“Bill” was a graduate of Maysville High School Class of 1941. After High School, in 1942, he joined the United States Navy and was part of what has been dubbed “The Greatest Generation” where he served at Pearl Harbor during World War II. Bill returned to the farm in 1946. On December 24, 1947 Bill married the love of his life Earlene Scurlock in Maysville, Missouri. To this union four children were born. Bill was very community minded and served on several boards and committees throughout his lifetime.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Warren and his wife Pauline, Howard and his wife Evelyn, Buford, Maynard and his wife Ruth and Jack Vaughn; and grandson, Wesley Legg.
Survivors include his wife Earlene of 73 1/2 years; four children, Linda Kay (Jerry) Legg, Lathrop, Donald Wayne (Paula) Vaughn, Maysville, Donna Sue (Charlie) Jackson, St. Joseph, Marshall Dean (Martha) Vaughn, Oak Grove; sister, Mary Lou (Homer) Stepanek, Easton, MO; sister-in-law, Noma Vaughn, Maysville; eleven grandchildren, Sonja Southern, Billy Legg, Jeremy Legg, Jodi Essig, Nicholas Vaughn, Regan McKinley, Kelsey Vollmer, Stephanie Cline, Bradley Jackson, Christina Vaughn, & Emma Vaughn; twenty-two great grandchildren, and a great-great grandson.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2021 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville, Missouri with full Military Honors and burial following at St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions: Comfort Care Hospice or Maysville Alumni Scholarship. Online Condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com