Vernon was born on April 20, 1916, in Greene County, the son of Harley and Ina (Haywood) Baughn. Vernon was a graduate of Marco High School.
Following high school, he was a united mineworker for Peabody Coal, where he retired from in 1982.
Vernon married Eleanor Hale on June 9, 1937, and together they raised their family in Clay City.
She preceded him in death in January of 1997.
In his free time Vernon enjoyed hunting, gardening, farming, traveling and nature.
He also enjoyed woodworking, where he would refinish furniture. Vernon took the most pride in his family, church and work.
Vernon was an Elder, Bible class teacher and active member of the Church of Christ in Clay City.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Ina Baughn, wife Eleanor Baughn, sisters Helen White and husband Marshall and Laura Ruth Vice.
He is survived by his four children Terry Baughn, (remains missing from a hunting expedition in Colorado, October, 2011) and his wife Jean, Howard, Ohio, Karen Swearingen and husband Don, Clay City, Jim Baughn, Indianapolis and Dave Baughn and wife Sue, Mobile, Ala., 11 grandchildren Jeff Baughn (Leah), Beth Baughn, Patsy Baughn, Susan Baughn, Gregg Swearingen (Jennifer), Jill Martz (Brad), Sam Baughn (Alisha), Matt Baughn (Kasey), Mary Warner (Jason), Shari Trackwell (Tim), Ricky Cuevas (Carol), 17 great grandchildren Christian, Justin, Grace Leah, Dylan, Evan, Victoria, Caleb, Connor, Addison, Max, Jack, Sophia, Brittany, Ashley, Justin, Ashlie, and Donna, one great-great-grandson Caden, brother-in-law Gerald Vice, Indianapolis, as well as cousins, nieces and extended family members.
Service will be Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Brother Herb Woollard and Scott Wiley officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove cemetery. Visitation will be June 29, 2012, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Ste B-4, Indianapolis, Ind., 46209-7109, or the Shults Lewis Home, 150 South 325 East, Valparaiso, Ind., 46383.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his remembrance.