Industry veteran Vaughn Williamson dies at 59

March 23, 2021

Industry veteran Vaughn Williamson of Covington, KY, died on Mar. 14 after fighting pancreatic cancer. He was 59.

Williamson was born in August 1961 in Layton, UT, to parents Lynn and Donna Williamson. He attended Layton High School, where he excelled in music and received the John Phillips Sousa award.

Williamson worked in the vending and amusements industries where he was respected by colleagues for his extensive product knowledge and problem-solving skills. At work and home, he was admired as a man of many talents and known for his ability to fix and build anything.

The industry veteran most recently was operations manager for AstroSystems Inc., a maker of banknote and coin validators. He started at Fastcorp as a regional manager and later worked for VendEver, Watchfire Video and iTU. He was Rowe International’s national training manager for nine years and owned his own consultancy, A-One Amusement, for 37 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Williamson (Thompson); sons Shane and Skylar; father Lynn Clark Williamson; and siblings Terre (Paul) Christiansen of Roy UT, Shelly Williamson of Layton UT, Terresa (Douglas) Slade of Kaysville, UT, and Marty Keith Williamson of Layton, UT. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Photo 59217806 © Jakub Jirsak |
Dreamstime Xxl 59217806
Photo 88890253 | Acquisition © Encho Enevski |
Dreamstime Xxl 88890253 (1)
Photo 171785838 © Mark Gomez |
Dreamstime Xxl 171785838