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Thomas Gilford Vaughters

June 19, 1935 ~ May 30, 2017 (age 81)

Thomas Gilford Vaughters, 81 of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was born on June 19, 1935 in West Portsmouth the son of the late Amos and Ada Mitchell Vaughters, Tom was also preceded in death by one sister, Ernestine (Tom) Call. He was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, a mechanic and an avid car enthusiast.
     Tom is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorraine Schweinsberg Vaughters whom he married on January 8, 1954 in Indiana; two sons, Gregory (Rosemary) Vaughters  and Steven (Jennie) Vaughters both of Rosemount and one daughter, Jenny (Tim) Coleman of West Portsmouth; two sisters, Loretta Gullett of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Eloise (Dean) Knittel of Portsmouth; 9 grandchildren, Jayson (Kristi) Coleman, Brooke (Rocky) Messer, Steven (Nycole) Vaughters, Shawn (Jessica) Vaughters, Shelby (Alfie) Bricker, Scott Priddy, Kayla Wright, Christy Knauff and Mike (Jessie) Knauff and 10 great grandchildren.  
     A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Adkins-Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with interment to follow at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott.  The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Cleveland Foundation for the great care they have provided Tom.  Condolences may be sent to the family at  

 Service Information

June 2, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adkins Family Funeral Home
1503 Offnere St
P.O. Box 270
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Funeral Service
June 3, 2017

11:00 AM

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