8/27/14 —- Charles Edwin, “Charlie”, “Bubber”, Vaughn

Memorial VaughnFuneral services for Mr. Charles Edwin, “Charlie”, “Bubber”, Vaughn, age 81 of Manchester, will be Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with David Petty, Winston Clinedinst, and Jamey Hurst officiating.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, August 26th from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Manchester Funeral Home.

Mr. Vaughn passed away early Monday morning at Bailey Manor in Manchester.

Mr. Vaughn was born in Beechgrove, TN to the late Olan and Bessie Mae Floyd Vaughn who were also of the Beechgrove community.

Charles served in the US Army. He was employed at Genesco for 36 years as a supervisor and where he earned several certifications. After leaving Genesco, he worked for Wal-Mart for 15 years. Charles was a very dedicated member of the Manchester Church of God, loved The Smoky Mountains, working in the yard and the garden, fixing anything that was broken, being a mechanic, spending time with family, and talking to people. He had a special interest in feeding birds and squirrels where he earned yet another nickname “Purple Martin Man”.

In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by one sister, Oneita Floyd and two brothers-in-law Jr. Floyd and Roy Green and son-in-law, Jack Hurst.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lula Frances Wimberley Vaughn, son, Ronald (Tina) Vaughn of Manchester, and two daughters, Joyce (Dan) Huddleston of Cookeville and Charlene (Jonathan) Tosh of Manchester; four sisters, Thelma “Sis”(Ervin) Green, Wavelyne (Grady) Brown, Margie Green, and Geraldine (Thurman) Lemons, all of Manchester. Charles was blessed with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – Highland Rim Chapter at 201 West Lincoln St., Tullahoma, TN 37388