He was born on May 5, 1928, in Humansville, Mo. His parents were John and Nellie Vaughn. He married Wanda Clearwater on Nov. 4, 1945, in Ottawa, Kan.
He farmed until he retired in 1987. He served as volunteer minister of Jehovah's Witnesses from 1957 until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Vaughn; his children, Steve Vaughn and his wife Linda of Gas, Kan., and Kenneth Vaughn and his wife Theresa of Deerfield, Mo.; two grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1408 N. Washington St., Nevada, Mo., on Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. All contributions can be made to the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, at 1409 N. Washington St., Nevada, Mo., 64772.