Thomas Gilford Vaughters

Born: Wed., Jun. 19, 1935
Died: Tue., May 30, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 02, 2017
Location: Adkins-Brant Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 03, 2017

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Thomas Gilford Vaughters, 81 of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was born on June 19, 1935 in West Portsmouth the son of the late Amos and Ada Mitchell Vaughters, Tom was also preceded in death by one sister, Ernestine (Tom) Call. He was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, a mechanic and an avid car enthusiast.
     Tom is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorraine Schweinsberg Vaughters whom he married on January 8, 1954 in Indiana; two sons, Gregory (Rosemary) Vaughters  and Steven (Jennie) Vaughters both of Rosemount and one daughter, Jenny (Tim) Coleman of West Portsmouth; two sisters, Loretta Gullett of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Eloise (Dean) Knittel of Portsmouth; 9 grandchildren, Jayson (Kristi) Coleman, Brooke (Rocky) Messer, Steven (Nycole) Vaughters, Shawn (Jessica) Vaughters, Shelby (Alfie) Bricker, Scott Priddy, Kayla Wright, Christy Knauff and Mike (Jessie) Knauff and 10 great grandchildren.  
     A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Adkins-Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with interment to follow at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott.  The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Cleveland Foundation for the great care they have provided Tom.  Condolences may be sent to the family at  

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Joe Scurlock
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
I have great memories Of Amos and Tom as a kid and as an adult. Gas station was a great place to hang out. My condolences and prayers go out to the Family of Tom today. God Bless. Joe Scurlock

Sharon Vaughters
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
Dear Lorraine, Loretta, Eloise and extended family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom, He is a very special person on the list of descendants of Ernest and Blanche Sowards Vaughters and the Mitchell and Collett families.
I regret my inability to be there because of recent surgery. A donation to the Cleveland Foundation will be made per his wishes.
My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters and all who enjoyed being in his presence.

Diane Baringer
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and yours.
Emma Phipps, Joel and Diane Phipps Baringer

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