Robert W. Vaught, 81, television salesman

October 04, 2006

Robert Wade Vaught, retired owner of a television and radio sales and service business and former Bel Air resident, died of cancer Sept. 27 at his son's home in Fredericksburg, Va. He was 81.

Mr. Vaught was born and raised in Elk Creek, Va., and during World War II served with the Navy as a member of the armed guard.

He moved to Bel Air after the war, and in 1950 established Vaught's Television Sales and Service. He closed the business and retired in 1996.

Mr. Vaught collected and restored vintage automobiles and was an active member of two auto clubs.

After retiring, Mr. Vaught returned to Elk Creek.

He was a longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, where services were held Monday.

Also surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Fredna Norman; a daughter, Margaret A. Hart of Stillwater, Minn.; four brothers, Dan Vaught of Adkins, Va., Ted Vaught of Independence, Va., and David Vaught and Lester Vaught, both of Galax, Va.; three sisters, Lois Lyons of Fallston, Mattie Wingate of Crockett, Va., and Peggy Eckel of Wythville, Va.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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