Junior Kaywood Vaught, 76, of Blacksburg, gained his wings on Nov. 30, 2021, while at home with his
He was born in Blacksburg on March 18, 1945, to the late Percy and Lucille Vaught.
Kaywood was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Winnifred “Freddie” Vaught, brothers
Joe Vaught and James Vaught, and a sister, Ruth “Minnie” Cooper.
He is survived by his son, Junior Vaught; daughters Tammy Vaught and Katherine Reed; sisters Lorraine
McGuire, Betty Mickles, Helen Vaught, and Ruby Howard; a brother, Arwood Vaught; and many loving
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Kaywood was a loving father, husband, and grandfather. He enjoyed fixing old cars, going fishing, and
spending time with his children.
“You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God
knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold
a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us
went with you, the day God took you home.” Author Unknown.
The family received friends on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr.
SW, Blacksburg followed by funeral services.