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David Keith Vaughn

May 17, 1947 - February 18, 2020


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    Seanne Collins says

    David was such a wonderful man. He was indeed a hugger and even though he didn’t see me often, he always had a hug for me. He always called me Myra or Sharene but quickly corrected it and we would laugh at how much we three looked alike. David will be missed by us all. Prayers for all our families. ❤️ Rest In Peace cousin. ❤️

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    Stormi J Deer-Hall says

    David was my late husbands (Rick Deer) life long friend. At a time when my husband was passing David became a wonderful support for both Rick and me.,. At those times you really see who your true friends are. Yes he was a hugger…thank you dear friend. You will be greatly missed. See you one day in Paradise. Agape Love, Stormi

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    Stormi Deer-Hall says

    You were with us such a short time but left a mark on our hearts forever.
    In loving memory for your lifelong friend Rick Deer who will see you in Paradise.

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    Stormi Deer-Hall says

    I write this tribute to a man who I knew only for a short time, but in that time he left a memory that cannot be forgotten. He was my late husbands lifetime friend. David came into my life at a difficult time as my husband was losing his battle with cancer. He was there to support and yes to give is both those hugs. Thank you my friend, you will be dearly missed. See you in Paradise one day. Agape Love, Stormi

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    Sherry Hicks Anton says

    Dave was one of the most active members of Lincoln High School Class of ’65 and will be missed by all. See you on the other side Dave ❤️❤️ (And YES, he was a hugger!)

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    ElizaBeth Baker-Miller says

    We did not have the honor in meeting Mr. Vaughn personally but we knew him through his amazing daughter our daughter in law Felicia.
    We pray for comfort and peace to each of you.

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    Greg says

    David was my Loving Brother. “Big Bro” was who I always tagged along after and looked up to, wrestled with as we grew up like normal brothers, the one who took me under his wing as we became adults, whom I could always trust to be there, to hunt, play sports, drink a beer together, go to airshows like rabid fans. I shall miss David hugely until we meet up once again to share the next chapter of our lives. Love you Big Bro.

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    Beverly Preske says

    Vania, Felicia and families. I am sorry to learn if your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace at this time of great loss.

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    Patti says

    Patti Roberts (Horan)
    I met Dave in the 80’s when I worked at Century 21 Bulger. He was my mentor throughout my real estate career. He was a true gentleman and someone I always looked up to. He was very supportive and always gave good advice. I will miss the conversations we had with one another, we could go on for hours at a time, laughing and telling stories. Dave was someone I could always depend on no matter what, and yes, he was a hugger. I miss Dave but I know one day we will meet again.

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David Keith Vaughn, 72, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2020. He was born on May 17, 1947 to Frank and Juanita Vaughn in Evansville, Indiana.

After graduating high school David served his country in the United States Navy. After the Navy he went on to become an engineer with General Motors and, later, a real estate Broker, eventually coming to own a Century 21 franchise. He enjoyed playing baseball and golf, taking annual deep sea fishing trips to Lake Erie, and attending the Indy500. He was also an active member of the Lions Club. Above all else, David loved his family with all his heart; his loved ones knew him fondly as always being a “hugger”.

David is survived by his daughters Vania (Jeffrey) Van Kirk and Felicia Vaughn (Steven Miller); his granddaughter Victoria-Isabel Van Kirk; his mother Juanita Vaughn; his siblings Gregory (Marcia) Vaughn and Lisa (Dave) Gibson; his nieces Heather, Laura, Emily, Tara, and Amy; and long time friend and care giver Ronda Harrell.

He was preceded in death by his father Frank Vaughn.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 27th at Sunset Funeral Home with burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Lewy Body Dementia Donations at