Vaughn W. Topping Sr.


Mr. Vaughn W. Topping Sr., 87, of Parksley, departed this life Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock.

Born in Onancock, Vaughn was the son of the late Carrol and Maggie Topping. He was affectionately known as “Smitty” by his family and friends. He entered the workforce at an early age and began a lifelong career in trucking. Vaughn was a truck driver for many farms on the Eastern Shore.

In June 1960, Vaughn married Nancy Lee Watson Topping. Their union was blessed with 60 years of marriage until Nancy’s passing in July 2020.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with the Rev. Milton P. Bunting officiating. Interment was in the Adams U.M. Cemetery, Parksley.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: five children, Yvonne Baines, Mervin Hinmon, Debbie Topping, Vaughn Topping Jr., and Oscar “Pop” Topping; one sister, Peggy Corbin; five stepchildren, Deborah, Keith, Calvin, Thelma, and Rhonda; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Previous articleShanetta S. Smith
Next articleDan Richard Harris