A GoFundMe page has been set up to honor the memory of a former Page High School student and athlete as the Patriots community mourns his loss.
Per the page, 2018 graduate Daniel Vaughan was killed in an auto mobile accident Thursday, and a fund has been started to assist the Vaughan family with medical and funeral expenses.
Vaughan was a football player and wrestler with the Patriots and a member of the marching band.
The GoFundMe page says that he was a student at Columbia State at the time of his death, and that he had plans to attend UT-Knoxville and major in computer science.
“As a coach and a teacher we are blessed to meet young men and women that inspire us, bring joy, brighten our days, provides hope, and makes it all worth while!!,” Patriots head football coach Charles Rathbone wrote on Twitter about Vaughn. “Daniel did all those things!! Touched many and forever remembered!!”
Per his obituary, funeral services for Vaughan will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Franklin’s Epworth United Methodist Church, where he was a youth counselor. Internment at College Grove Cemetery will follow.
Visitation will take place one hour before the service Wednesday and from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin.
The obituary mentions that memorials can be made to the Epworth Youth Group and the Page football and wrestling teams.
You can read the full GoFundMe summation below, as well as thoughts from those who knew Vaughan.
On Thursday February 14th, the Page High School Community and Williamson County lost a wonderful young man. Daniel Vaughan, 18 years old, was tragically killed in a car accident.
Daniel graduated from Page High School in May 0f 2018 and devoted lots of time and energy to the Page Football and Wrestling. He was a student at Columbia State with plans to attend University of Tennessee Knoxville to pursue a degree in Computer Science.
Daniel also was very active member in his church and served as a youth counselor. This summer he planned to serve as a youth counselor at Mountain T.O.P. which is a Christian non-profit partnership organization. Daniel believed in giving back to the community where he lived.
Daniel’s parents, Billy and Claire Ann Vaughan, have invested years in the youth of Williamson County, through teaching and volunteering in many organizations in the school and church community Including Page Football, Wrestling and Marching Band. Claire Ann was the first teacher both of my children had.
We would like to help the family during such a difficult time by taking the burden of medical expenses and burial costs off of their shoulders. All money raised will be given directly to Billy and Claire Vaughan.
— Page Football (@pagefootball) February 16, 2019
Heaven gained a good one today, hearts all over this community will be touched by the passion Daniel brought to this football team and town as a whole. His heart could move mountains, We love you forever big Vaughn, please watch out for us boys in blue ❤️Rest easy #73
— Cade Walker (@cadewalker7) February 14, 2019
As a coach and a teacher we are blessed to meet young men and women that inspire us, bring joy, brighten our days, provides hope, and makes it all worth while!! Daniel did all those things!! Touched many and forever remembered!! https://t.co/xLupCZe81B
— Charles Rathbone (@wcsPHScr) February 14, 2019
RIP #73. You will be missed pic.twitter.com/JnKQogX1Vq
— Page Football (@pagefootball) February 14, 2019</blockquote
Rest In Peace Daniel Vaughn (Vaughney as I liked to call you) You have so many people that care for you and love you, including me. Rest easy #73 , I’ll never forget you❤️
— Zoey Moss (@ZoeyMoss2) February 14, 2019
Sad to see you go big Vaughn. I can’t believe it was your time to go. You’ll always be my family and my brother. You’ll be missed heavily. Rest easy !!
— Don Bubba Johnson (@DuckJohnson6) February 14, 2019
Football creates a bond like no other. It turns friends into brothers and it is with great sadness that I say we lost a brother today. Daniel Vaughan, I’m gonna miss that goofy smile of yours. Rest easy brother ❤️ #73
— Will Pierce (@WillPierce33) February 14, 2019
Im gonna miss my brother in arms today a bit more. Just praying that you are safe and sound in heaven Vaughn. RIP Vaughn and the great times we made together under those Friday Night Lights. #RIPVaughn #VinnyVaughn
— Chris Dahl (@Cdahl42) February 14, 2019
Prayers to the Page community and Vaughan family. Daniel was a true Patriot and will be missed. https://t.co/JHh3NhJmvr
— PHS Booster Club (@PHSBooster) February 14, 2019
You taught me so many lessons I’ll never forget, and were always a great leader and teammate.. Rest easy Vaughn ❤️ #73
— Jacob Dahl (@JacobDahl5) February 14, 2019