John C. Vaughn – Carbondale June 6, 2014

CARBONDALE — John C. Vaughn, 62, died Friday, June 6, 2014, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

John was born Nov. 16, 1951, in Chicago, the son of James H. Vaughn and Kathryn (Florentine) Vaughn.

John attended Illinois State University, graduating in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. He also held a teaching certificate from SIU.

He married Louise Mathews on March 11, 1983, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Survivors include his wife, Louise; son, Curtis A. Vaughn of Carbondale; daughter, Kelsey L. Vaughn of Destin, Florida; granddaughter, Aiyana G. Jones of Destin, Fla.; sister, Pamela Higginbotham of Houston, Texas; brother, James H. Vaughn Jr. of Carbondale; niece, Nancy Tran; and nephew James Higginbotham.

Memorial services will be Saturday, June 14, at Shelter 5 at Giant City Park from noon to 3 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.

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