Paul Curtis Vaught, 72, of Spruce Run Road, Newport, VA departed this life Friday evening, August 3, 2018 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Pearisburg on August 10, 1945, he was a son of the late Rev. Elston Ronald Vaught and Irene Smith Vaught. He was retired from the VPI Paint Shop with 34 years service, and was a member of New River Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke. He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Baylee Marie Crawford, and his brother Ronnie Vaught.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 39 years, Ella Mae Myers Vaught, his son and daughter-in-law Donald Lee and Jennifer Crawford of Narrows; his daughters Barbara Elizabeth Crawford of Hoges Chapel and Connie Sue Smith of Christiansburg; his brother Larry Vaught of Newport; his sisters and brothers-in-law Eleanor and Allen Link of Newport ,Phyllis Sparks of Newport, and Joyce and Darrell Kessinger of Newport; his grandson Branden Lee Crawford; and his great-grandson Austin Nathaniel Bishop.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 am in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke. Burial will follow in the Vaught Cemetery on Spruce Run.The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 pm. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.