Ethan Eugene Vaughan
July 22, 1986 – Oct. 4, 2021
Ethan Eugene “Knox” Vaughan, age 35, formerly of Enon, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Envoy at the Meadows in Goochland, Virginia after an extended illness.
He lived life to the fullest and, at an early age, it was apparent that he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Always one to enjoy a good laugh, he quickly became the Bonhomme of the neighborhood – everyone who met him was smitten by his collegial charm. He enjoyed the outdoors, becoming an Eagle Scout in 2004 with Troop 922 at Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church. Serving as part of the dining hall staff for two summers at BSA Camp T. Brady Saunders he found his life’s vocation. Working his way around the Richmond small restaurant circuit, as well as a short stint in Folly Beach, South Carolina, he became a well-known area sous-chef, most recently at the Shepherd Street Tavern. Always outgoing he also worked as a disc jockey for WRIR (Richmond Independent Radio), hosting the “Lend Me Your Ears” radio show.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather Thomas Eugene Vaughan, grandfather Robert Lee Sangster, Sr., grandmother Bobbie Ruth Sangster, and step-grandmother Grace W. Sangster. Ethan leaves to cherish his memory his father William Eugene Vaughan, mother Ruth Yvonne Sangster, stepmother Teresa D. Vaughan, grandmother Priscilla S. Vaughan, step-grandmother Alice Pope, sisters Lalage Ruth Vaughan, Caitlin V. Sadler (Josh), Alice M. “Maggie” Smith (Henry), brother Adam E. Vaughan, step-brother Daniel L. Dulgher, Jr. (Dilyn), and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousin.
The family would like to thank Ethan’s many friends who continued to interact with him during his illness to the extent that the current pandemic restrictions allowed. The family plans to hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Memorials may be made to The Healing Place, 2220 Stockton St. Richmond, VA 23224. Also through this link: https://www.caritasva.org/give-help/donate/ Please note on the giving form that your gift is in memory of Ethan.
Knox was a really great person to have known. We had him over one year for Thanksgiving and we all had a wonderful time. Knox was smart, funny, and always up for a good conversation. I’m really sad to hear that we lost such a good person so soon. My condolences to the family.
Knox is forever the person you always want to meet and will never forget. Whether you met him in Charleston or RVA or the outskirts thereof – he made an impact you won’t forget and will forever cherish. Knoxxxie, I love your love and am so grateful for you. How lucky am I. 💙💙
I knew Ethan was going to be great when I saw how eager he was when he was my dishwasher at Lucky Lounge like 17 years ago. Great individual , chef, lover of music true inspiration. I was amazed by his talent. Will be truly missed. Tell Chadalac hello
You had the strength that few people ever realize. I’m proud to have known you.
I knew Knox pretty well a long time ago. He always had a way of making the best out of the situations he was delt. He was genuine, kind, smart and fun to be around. Rest In Peace my old friend. Sending lots of love to your loved ones. Until we meet again…
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly, Into the light of a dark black night.
Hey Ethan, it’s your cousin Tommy. I wish I had seen you again before all of this. I know it’s been years. I heard you were sick, but I had no idea the extent of things until afterwards. I’m sorry Ethan, I love you.