Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.


Vaughn W. Thomas, age 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the Country Court Nursing Home.

He was born on Dec. 26, 1931, in Lower Salem, to the late Oscar and Hilma (Theiss) Thomas.

Vaughn was employed at The Ohio State University in Medical Repair for more than 31 years and retired in 1987. He was a member of the Newark Road Church of Christ and was a veteran serving in the United States Navy Seabees during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, of more than 59 years, Alice (Norris) Thomas; his son Mark (Heather) Thomas; his daughters, Vicki (Frank) Cowans and Lisa (Russ) Hughes; six grandchildren, Nick (Maurisa) Hughes, Hanna Hughes, Maliry Hughes, Megan Thomas, Alayna Thomas and Travis Thomas; his brothers, Vernon (Shirley) Thomas and John Thomas; and his sisters, Mary Skoglund and Dorothy Hesson. Friends were received Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Salem Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Knox County Fish and Game, Country Court Skilled Nursing Center – Activities Department or to Honor Flight Columbus.

To send the family a condolence online visit:

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Vaughn W. Thomas.