A 100th birthday drive-by parade honoring Thomas Franklin Vaughns will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, according to a news release.

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, parade vehicles will line up at Hunter’s Refuge at White Hall and proceed to Vaughns’ residence nearby.

“Participants are being encouraged to decorate their cars with birthday greetings, black and gold, and sunflowers because sunflowers represent longevity, perseverance, and loyalty,” according to the release.

A member of the Tuskegee Airman during World War II and a former horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Vaughns was inducted March 6 into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Vaughns has long served the state of Arkansas, Jefferson County as well as the nation. His church, Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church, is organizing the parade “because he is a beloved by all who meet him,” according to the release.

Vaughns is also a deacon emeritus at the church.