Funeral services for James Undine Vaughn, 82, of Skiatook, OK, were held Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Pastor James Howell officiated, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Cecil Vaughn, Richard Brewer, Anthony Manley, Mike Garr, and Chad Osburn.
James was born April 13, 1939, in Locust Grove, OK, the son of Kenneth Loren Vaughn and Lizzie Lee DeMoss. He passed away October 21, 2021, in Vinita, OK.
James was veteran of the Marine Corps and was stationed in Barstow, CA. He served from 1960-1964 and was sent to Japan for 13 months from 1962-1963. James and his family moved back to Oklahoma in 1964 and has lived here ever since. In 1961, James married his love, Dixie Casey, and they were married for 60 years. They made their home in Skiatook where they have resided for the last 27 years. He was a fabricator for Fibercast for 42 years and retired in 2006. James was of the Baptist faith. James loved playing baseball, going hunting and fishing, tending to his garden, and building various things in order to make sure his family was taken care of.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie Vaughn of Skiatook; daughters, Lorna Howell and husband, James of MO, and Christine Vaughn of Skiatook; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bessie Bates of Chouteau, Waunita Wilson and husband, Robert of WV, and Emma Gillean and husband, Jerry of IL; brother, Cecil Vaughn of Chouteau; 4 nieces; 4 nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Vaughn; great-grandson, Anthony Manley Johnson; biological father, Johnnie Stipes; father, Kenneth Vaughn; mother, Lizzie DeMoss-Vaughn; sisters, Mary Lou Stipes and Kay Francis Stipes; brother-in-law, Roy Bates; and sister-in-law, Shirley Vaughn.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.