CORNELIA, Vaughn R., age 28 of Mt. Juliet passed away October 10, 2021. He was born in Indianapolis, IN. Vaughn graduated from Mt. Juliet High School in 2011. After high school, he attended Savannah State University in Georgia on a full football scholarship. Following college, Vaughn played semi-pro football for the Nashville Storm and Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs as well as playing arena football with the Dayton Wolf Pack, Georgia Doom and Peach State Cats. Although he loved football, he enjoyed all other sports and was an all-around great athlete, there was nothing he loved more than his daughter, Sophia. In addition to sports, Vaughn was an artist and history buff. He had a huge personality and never met a stranger. He was loyal to his friends and family and was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Preceded in death by father, Vaughn L. Tipton; grandmothers, Ann Patricia Cornelia and Vicki Tipton; and grandfather, Robert E. Cornelia. Survived by daughter, Sophia Ann Cornelia; parents, Joan & Raymond Wallace; sister, Payton Wallace; brother, Royce Hooks; grandparents, John & Ruby Wallace; grandfather, Will Tipton; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be held Monday, October 18th at 12 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Minister Scott Wallace officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Corderius Burns, Ryan Pirtle, Teraes Clemmons, Royce Hooks, Tacola Seay, Brian Lackey and Romeo Gilbert serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: Ryan Cornelia, Bill Caldwell, Ricky Prochaska, Mychal Hendricks, Keon Bohannon and Jason Hankins. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, October 17th from 2-6 pm and Monday, October 18th from 11 am until time of service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com