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Jesse Robert Vaughter

January 9, 1944 – August 5, 2021


Friday, August 13, 2021

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN


Saturday, August 14, 2021

Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Held at

Freedom of Worship Outreach Church

6700 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro



Stones River Cemetery

Murfreesboro, TN


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Jesse Robert Vaughter was born January 9, 1944 to the late James Vaughter and Callie Bell Smith Vaughter. He was the youngest of nine children.

Jesse received his education in the Rutherford County School. He later joined the United States Army. After leaving the military, he worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital, Blazer Finance and Perry Family Dentistry until his retirement. He attended Fall Business College while working for the Veteran Administration Hospital. Jesse was also the proud owner of his own cleaning service.

While on this earth, Jesse worked diligently in the church. Jesse was a member of Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to Stones River Primitive Baptist Church. Jesse was a member of Stones River Primitive Baptist Church Men’s Chorus, Stones River Deacon Board, Church Treasurer, Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher.

Jesse was preceded in death by one grandson.

Jesse Robert Vaughter leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, Emma L. Vaughter, daughters, Wilma McLean (James), Rhonda Roberts (Sammie), sons, Leonard and Michael Marable of Murfreesboro, TN, Jarrell (Denise) of Smyrna, TN, One sister, Sarah Harding (James) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, one brother in law, Ronnie Gray of Smyrna, Tennessee, 21 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sharing a special bond with his grandson Antonio Johnson and great grandson Omari Allen, a host of nieces and nephews, one dedicated niece Deborah Brown.

Jesse’s favorite song included the words: Long as I know I got a seat in God’s Kingdom, That’s All Right. His favorite dance was Hit A Lick For The Horsefly and his favorite saying is Count of the cost. Now he can use that seat to enjoy heaven all day and hit one for the horse fly every now and then.

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