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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Richard Ernest Vaughn Jr.

June 5, 1944October 4, 2019

Richard Ernest Vaughn, 75, died October 4, 2019.

The Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401. After the service please join the family in the Haywood Duke Room for a reception.

Rick was born June 5, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to Richard E. Vaughn and Betty Biggers Vaughn. After graduating from Dubuque University, he attended Princeton Seminary. He began his business career with Armstrong Corporation and, in 1975, moved to North Carolina as sales manager for Thomasville Furniture for 17 years. Rick retired as Executive Vice-President of sales for Baker Furniture Company.

Rick greatest love was for his beautiful family. He taught them to be kind, caring, loving and supportive at all times. He passionately believed that every person he met should be treated with respect and dignity and that his ministry of encouragement was his most important work. Rick appreciated precision automotives and was a true Porsche enthusiast. He gathered many friends with this hobby.

His greatest joy in his retirement was walking the Cone Trails in Blowing Rock N.C. with his faithful dog, Sadie.

Rick was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ann London Vaughn; daughter, Tiffin Randall Vaughn and husband, Dana, and granddaughter, Rachel of Fort Collins, Colorado; daughter, Amy Fairchild Norman and husband, Forrest, and grandchildren Emily and Henry of Charlotte, N.C; step- daughter Caroline Holleman Fonde and husband, Tripp, granddaughters Charlotte Ann and Mary Worth of Mobile, Alabama; step-son Lewin Worth Holleman, lll of Hillsborough, N.C.; and sister, Susan Randall Vaughn of Ashland, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St. Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or St Mary’s of the Hills Episcopal Church, PO Box 14, Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605.

Online condolences may be made through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • A reception will be held immediately following the service in the Haywood Duke room.. Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Memories

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Jim Brooks

October 14, 2019

Rick was my early morning smile each Sunday before the eight o'clock service at St. Mary's - always had a good word. He will be missed

Dan Little

October 9, 2019

Ann, So sorry to hear about Rick. Our deepest thoughts are with you.

Dan and Marty Little

Frankie Petty

October 9, 2019

Our sincere and heartfelt love to Ann and all Rick's loving family members! Sorry we can't be there today for his services to show our love and support in person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers today and the days ahead. May your precious, happy memories, and your faith, give you strength and comfort!
Much, much love!
Berry and Frankie Petty

Jim & Gloria Adams

October 8, 2019

Rick and I worked together during the years he spent at Thomasville Furniture. We started out as young men in the furniture business, but became friends outside of business. We will miss Rick and his positive outlook on life. As with so many friends , it seems, the world gets a little smaller each time we lose one more!

Joe McCambridge

October 8, 2019

Very sorry to hear the sad news. I had the pleasure of traveling the world with Rick developing the Milling Road product line that he loved, I enjoyed every minute of it. He was a great mentor! Prayers to his family.
Joe McCambridge

Matt Beagle

October 7, 2019

Rarely does someone enter your life whose influence inspires your actions forever, even when your paths no longer cross. He often counseled us “The greatest measure of a teacher is the accomplishments of his students.” The exponential reach of his sphere of influence shall resonate onward indefinitely. Head down, knees up, we strive to emulate his ministry of encouragement.

Jeffrey Bowen

October 7, 2019

Rick always had a smile and a pat on the shoulder for me. I am going to miss sitting across the aisle from him every Sunday at Holy Trinity. What a great man!

Jeff Bowen

Dixon Mitchell

October 7, 2019

So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Rick was a great mentor to me in business, he taught me so much. Yet, he taught me more about life than he did in business.

He was a great man who loved his savior and family all the time.

Lee Rollins

October 7, 2019

So sorry to here of Rick's passing. There were many Friday's at the office where we shared our faith with the quote to remind us of the resurrection..."It's Friday, but Sunday's a coming!"

Margaret Arbuckle

October 6, 2019

Ann
Am out of town and just seeing this and am so saddened by this news. The two of you were so happy together and it was wonderful to see you that way! Please Know of my my prayers for you during this sad time.
Love
Margaret Arbuckle