Mr. Vaught was united in marriage on September 22, 1931, at Marshall, Illinois, to the former Miss Doris Vivian Dixon, and to this union, four children were born. Mr. Vaught was preceded in death by his wife on March 20, 1985; one daughter, Miss Alberta Vaught, on May 24, 1963; and two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Mossteller and Mrs. Harriett Koch.
Mr. Vaught was a member of the Victory Hill Baptist Church near Dixon and had worked as a Foreman for U.S. Steel, Gary, Indiana, for thirty-five years prior to his retirement in September of 1956.
Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Vaught include: One son, Herbert Vaught, Dixon; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jeanne Morales, Portage, Indiana, and Mrs. Vivian Rae Jones, Iberia; two brothers, Dean Vaught, State of Indiana, and Merle Vaught, State of Florida; two half-brothers, Jim Vaught and Kenneth Vaught, both of the State of Indiana; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Parker, Mrs. Beulah Murphy, and Mrs. Helen Moreland, all of the State of Indiana; twenty-four grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Fond memories of Mr. Vaught will be remembered in the hearts of those who knew him.
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Vaught at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday afternoon, July 24, 1986, in the Victory Hill Baptist Church near Dixon with the Rev. Paul Martin, Rolla, officiating. Pam Brackett who played the piano and also sang “The Lighthouse” and “Christ Returneth” for the funeral service. Larry Patterson accompanied himself with the guitar as he sang “How Great Thou Art” for the service.
Interment was in the Vaught Cemetery near Dixon under the direction of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
Pallbearers for Mr. Vaught were: Guy Dean Morales, Wendell Vaught, Ricky Brawley, Robert Jones, Randel Jones and Raymond Jones.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Victory Hill Baptist Church near Dixon.