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Jerry L. Vaughn

Anderson, SC - Jerry L. Vaughn, 79, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, SC on September 22, 1937, Mr. Vaughn was the husband of the late Marie Carnell Vaughn, of Battle Creek, Michigan, and the son of the late Grover (Tobe) Vaughn and Eunice Walters Vaughn. He joined the United States Air Force in April 1955, and served as a Chapel Manager, responsible for the financial, personnel, administrative, and logistical support activities for the three Major Faith Groups (Catholic, Protestant, Jewish). Among the medals he received while in the Air Force, were “The Air Force Commendation Medal” four different times, and “The Meritorious Service Medal”. After serving over 20 ½ years, he retired in November 1975, as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8).

After retiring from the Air Force, he attended Pasco Hernando Community College in 1976-1977, receiving his Associates Degree in 1 ½ years. He was named to the President’s Honor List for three different semesters. He received the “Florida Blue Key Community College Leadership Award” for outstanding leadership and service at Pasco Hernando Community College on April 15, 1977. He then attended the University of South Florida in 1977-1978, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in accounting, in 1 ½ years.

After graduating from college, Mr. Vaughn worked for the United States Government as an auditor, and worked for several civilian companies in the Financial Field. He retired from C. H. Patrick & Co., in June 1995, where he served as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. 

Mr. Vaughn is survived by his son, Keith (Kim) Vaughn, of Brunswick, GA; sister, Judy Stevenson of Anderson; daughter-in-law, Nancy Vaughn of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sons, Jerry (Buddy) Vaughn, Rick Vaughn, and Steve Vaughn; and a sister, Frances Vaughn Davis. 

The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Nation. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. 

The family will be at the home of his sister, Judy Stevenson, and at the home of his grandson, Matthew Vaughn. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

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