Isaac Newton Vaughan, III

January 23, 1929 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 92)

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Isaac Newton Vaughan, age 92, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain, NC.

Newton was born on January 23, 1929, in Ashland, VA.  He graduated from VMI in 1950 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the army and was stationed in Korea and Japan.  Following this he worked for the RF&P Railroad in Virginia.

Thinking it would be a great adventure to see the North West, he headed for Seattle, WA and was hired by Boeing.  While he was home in Virginia for Christmas, he met Peggy Whittle on a blind date.  After a long-distance courtship, they were married on November 29, 1958.  In 1961 Newton and Peggy moved to Huntsville, AL where Newton worked for Brown Engineering. Later he became Department Head of Environmental Management for the city of Huntsville.  At the height of his career, he became President of the Association of the State and Local Air Pollution Control Agency. (SESSM METRO 4)

Newton enjoyed spending time at their farm in Meridianville raising cattle and growing corn, cotton and other crops. Newton and Peggy also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their lake house in Guntersville.  Newton’s other interests included playing bridge, reading, hunting, fishing, traveling and golf.

He is survived by Peggy and their two children Curtis Vaughan and wife Olga of Renton, WA and Betsy Billmayer and husband Stefan of Athens, GA. He was dearly loved by his six grandchildren Ruslan, Glafira, Victoria, Alex, Nicholas, and Hanns.  He was also survived by his brother, Walton of Glen Allen, VA.

A memorial service will be held at The Montreat Memorial Garden in early October.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be given to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or 1-800-272-3900).

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