Vaughn A. Stinson


Vaughn A. Stinson, was born in Columbus, Ohio, August 26, 1947 to Eugene and Mildred Stinson. He was the middle child between two siblings, Ronald Eugene and Teri Lynnette. Vaughn was a product of the Columbus Public Schools graduating from East High School. He excelled and graduated at the tender age of 16 years of age. Off to Central State he went and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

Vaughn enjoyed a fulfilling career in his chosen career path with many of those years with the Ford Motor Company. During his tenure he forged many friendships, earned several promotions, traveled to Japan to develop and create transmissions as well as handled multi-million dollar projects. He was industrious from his childhood, earning money from his paper route. He was like the mailman – Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Being raised in the church, he was the first acolyte at Union Grove Baptist where he was active in the choir, children’s and youth fellowships and the Boy Scouts. Growing up, Vaughn was always helpful to his parents and grandmothers. He continued being a loyal and faithful son by taking on the responsibility of being his mother’s caretaker for nearly 10 years.

Vaughn married Joann Hagwood and from this union two children were born – Malone and Abiona. He took his responsibilities as a father seriously providing his children with enrichment opportunities and financial stability. He loved his son and daughter and was proud of how they developed into responsible adults.
Vaughn was self-confident and was willing to take risks. After retiring, he moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he began constructing a new life, making new friends and settling into a new community. His love of horse racing was a deciding factor in moving to Hot Springs where he was able to indulge in what he fondly referred to as his second job. He loved to play cards and show off Hot Springs to visiting friends and family.

Celebrating his life are his adult children, Malone (Mindy) Stinson; Abiona (Rodric) Harper; brother, Ronald; sister, Teri; grandchildren – Khalin (Renata) Stinson, Derek Lewis Stinson, Joelle Lalla, Rodric II Harper, Ezra Harper, great-grandchildren, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

A Derby Style Memorial Service will be held at 11:30am Saturday May 5, 2018 at The Hampton Inn, Eldorado Scioto Downs 5950 S High St 43137.

Condolence Messages

  1. Jo Ellen (Gentry) Alexander

    The family of Vaughn Stinson, I am sorry about the loss of Vaughn. I grew up on Richmond Avenue and played with members of the Stinson children. We also participated in events at Pilgrim Recreation Center. You are in my prayers.

  2. Carole Pickens

    May God comfort you all

  3. Alisha & Terry Moore

    Prayers of confort to the children and grandchildren. Cousin Vaughn is truly an example to be. Truly a Man of wisdom and Valor with the heart of gold. OH did I mention a humble Man. Great memories and he will truly be missed.

  4. Praying for the Stinsons. My heart goes out to all y’all.

  5. Hannah Miller

    During this time of great sorrow, caring thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. Hearts ache when they are overwhelmed with sadness and grief. May your loving memories of Vaughn bring a smile to your face and a calm to your heart, as you draw comfort from “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials”,”while your throw all your anxieties on him because he cares for you”
    (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – 1 Peter 5:7) May the marvelous hope to see our loved ones when the resurrection occurs and to have this promise fulfilled when “death will be swallowed up forever” bring you peace
    (John 5:28,29 – Isaiah 25:8) Deepest Sympathy

  6. Karen Henderson

    Sending my condolences and prayers to the family

  7. The Given family

    Dear Family:
    Blanche and Richard GiVENS end heir sincere love and concer. Your family and ours were like one. We send our ❤️

  8. Lorene Taylor

    I am so sorry to hear of Vaughn’s passing. He was always kind and helpful. Sincere condolences to the entire family and friends.

  9. Jerome O"Neal

    To the Stinson Family and Relatives:
    I am so sorry and shocked to hear that He had passed away. I met Vaughn at the Ford Motor Co. Batavia Transmission Plant under construction in 1979. He was a god person and friend. He was an excellent and accomplished Engineer and inspired many younger Engineers to do the same.
    He continued his excellent work with promotions in Transmission Engineering and later Engine Engineering.
    Vaughn was a friend and He will be missed by me.

  10. Jerome O"Neal

    To the Stinson Family and Relatives:
    I worked with Vaughn for years building and supporting at the Batavia Transmission Plant, 1978 –
    Vaughn was a good, smart friend and a good Engineer. Later, 2000 -, I worked with Vaughn again in Transmission Engineering in Livonia, MI and Engine Engineering in Dearborn, MI.
    Vaughn was a good, funny friend and a talented Engineer.
    Many friends, work associates, and I will greatly miss Vaughn.
    Heaven will be a better place, because He is there.

  11. Nicole Pickens

    Prayers and condolences. Love and peace.

  12. To the Stinson family, you have my condolences in your loss. The funeral services may be over and family and friends have gone to their perspective homes, but God has not forgot your pain! He promises “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Revelation 21:4)

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