Lee Alfred “Shorty” Vaughn

“Shorty” Vaughn, 96, of Simpsonville, husband of Betty Roberts Vaughn, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

Born in Simpsonville, Mr. Vaughn was the son of the late Toy Hyson & Mattie Lou Barbrey Vaughn. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and served our country during WWII in the United States Army.

In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by their daughter, Rene Smith, and her husband, Walt, of Conway.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Weldon E. Vaughn; and a sister, Virginia Hipps.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Bethel United Methodist Church, 500 Holland Rd, Simpsonville. The family will receive friends following the service.  

Interment will be private for the family in Graceland East Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Shriners Childrens’ Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605.   

Condolences to the family of Lee Alfred “Shorty” Vaughn

  • Prayers for the Family.
    A Great Man that lead a Great life, and set examples as a Father and Husband.
    He was a very good And close friend to me and my family.
    He will be missed and remember.
    Barry, Debbie & Beverly Smith

  • Thelma Ballew
    2 years ago

    Betty & Rene, I am sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. Prayers for you both, in this sad time. I still live in the house, Shorty built, for me in 1966! He was one of the best Brick Masons, in this area.
    Thelma Jones Ballew.

  • Betty, Rene and Walt, So sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers in the coming days and months. We have such fond memories of Shorty and always enjoyed our visits and conversations with Ms. Betty and Shorty. Love to you all, David and Betty Goodwin

  • Lisa McCutchen
    2 years ago

    Renee and Mrs. Byrd,
    Please know Gwyn and I have you in our prayers both now and in the days ahead. I didn’t know your dad/husband but he sounded like a wonderful man. Hoping to see you when you return home.
    Lisa McCutchen

    • My thoughts are with the family.I will truly miss my friend and cherish the time that I got to spend with him and Miss Betty.You couldn’t ask for better friends and so glad that I have had the opportunity to know

  • Jim and Harriet Witten
    2 years ago

    Walt, Rene and Ms Betty, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God hold you in His arms now and forever.

  • Bob and Diane Santee
    2 years ago

    Rene, Walt and Ms. Betty,my heart is hurting for everyone.You will be in my prayers, and we know God is with everyone.

  • Ronnie & Brenda Hughes
    2 years ago

    Betty, Rene and Walt,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Shorty was such a good friend for so many years. We will miss seeing him and Betty at Cracker Barrel and our long talks. God bless you in the days and months ahead.

  • Shirley Hester.
    2 years ago

    Betty and Rene. Praying for you in the homegoing of a great man.

  • Ann Stephens
    2 years ago

    Rene and Miss Betty,
    We were so sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ann Stephens and
    Betsy Lancaster

  • Dot Satterfield
    2 years ago

    Betty, you have my deepest sympathy! This is one of your Cryovac friends!

  • tasha white
    2 years ago

    My Daddy owned Ed Smith Auto Sales and he rented the property from Shorty. He and Dad would sit at the desk and just talk for hours. Very kind and a good man and was so respectful to
    My Dad always and me.

  • Bennie Watson Smith
    2 years ago

    Betty…so sorry to read about Shorty. May the Lord be with you and Rene during this time.

    Dot, Eddie and Bennie

  • Jo Ann A Runyan
    2 years ago

    Betty i am so sorry to hear and learn about “Shorty”.. Jack and I never hear about anyone passing as we do not take the paper and don’t get out much. I miss seeing you Betty and hope you and your family will be fine in the coming days. God Bless!!!

  • Linda Putnam Leagueand Buddy
    2 years ago

    Betty and Rena.
    Late finding about Shorty.
    Don’t get paper.
    He built our house along with Mr. Jones in 1970, still here.
    So sorry. We would pass by and wonder how you were.
    He was a good man, I lived across from Tom and Virginia growing up.

  • Jeff Mccall
    2 years ago

    Geri Elizabeth Hamilton. It is with much sadness I have just learned of your husband and fathers death. He was my father’s dearest friend and trusted business partner. He wasa great man and friend to my dad G W Hamilton. May i offer my condolences during your loss. Geri Elizabeth Hamilton. Jeffery and his father offer their condolences as well. He built them their first home on Mayfield rd. God bless you. He will be greatly missed. gerielizabethhamilton78@gmail.com

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