Richard Vernon McGaughy, age 72, of the Dover community in Craven County, North Carolina, passed away after declining health, Saturday morning, July 8, 2017. Vernon was born December 11, 1944, the son of G.R. "Bob" McGaughy and Estelle Martin McGaughy.
Following graduation from Greene Central High School, Vernon spent his entire working career with E.I. DuPont in Kinston, which began in 1965 until his retirement in 2002. He cherished his work as a Master Welder and the many people he worked with over his extensive career. In addition, Vernon was an Adjunct Welding Instructor at Lenoir Community College for many years where he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others.
Vernon's greatest passions in life were love for family, fishing and hunting, and boating the
waterways of Eastern North Carolina where he was a fixture on the weekends. He was an avid sportsman from a very early age. He was a member of local hunting clubs, including the Ft. Barnwell Hunting Club, where many years of hunting and friendships were enjoyed.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna McGaughy Amon, of Wake Forest; his mother, Estelle McGaughy Brown of Snow Hill; two brothers, Dennis McGaughy of Snow Hill and Ellis McGaughy and wife, Karen of Fayetteville; and his three grandchildren, James Morgan Tisdale of Wake Forest, Elizabeth Michelle Amon of Asheville, and John Michael Amon of Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 12 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service in Snow Hill. In keeping with Mr. McGaughy’s wishes, no other formal services will be held.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylor-tyson.com
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Estelle, it has been many years since the enjoyed times that brought lasting memories of your precious husband, you and your boys. I am so sorry to hear of the illness and passing of Vernon. My mother was so very fond of your family.
Submitted by jerri hoffman graves on Jul 28 2017 07:57:31 PM
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Dear Ms. Estelle, Dennis, Ellis, and family,
Rudolph and I are so sorry to hear of Vernon's sickness and passing.
You are in our prayers. May your faith in God and your love for each other comfort you.
Submitted by Deborah V. Joyner on Jul 13 2017 01:58:52 AM
sorry for your loss your in my prayers
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My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.
Submitted by William H. Murphy on Jul 11 2017 09:30:14 PM
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Vernon and I worked together at DuPont for many years. He was a lot of fun to be around. Sorry to hear of his passing, but I know he is free of suffering now that he is with his Lord and Savior.
Submitted by Connie Fussell on Jul 10 2017 07:21:02 PM
I am deeply saddened by the news of Vernon's passing. We worked together in the Central Maint. Pipe Shop at DuPont. I always knew him as Hee Haw. My condolences to the family
Submitted by Bobby Jones on Jul 10 2017 07:17:50 PM
Sorry to hear of Vernon's passing. My sincere condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Vernon in the ETF Pipe shop. We enjoyed some great times to during those years at DuPont.
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