Robert “Bob” Edward Vaughn, 86, of Tucson, Arizona, was called home on 30 March 2018 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Memorial Services on Friday, 13 April 2018 at 0800 (8am). 1000 (10am) Burial with Military Honors at Ft Gibson National Cemetery with Pastor Bob Adcox, officiating. Celebration of Life will be held at 1600 (4pm).
Arrangements are by Cremation Care Centers.
Bob was born in Chattanooga Tennessee, to Martha Marie Lance and James E. Vaughn on 24 March 1932. Married Julia Ann
Bark on 14 March 1953 at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a proud and devoted father and grandfather.
Served 27 years in the USAF, retiring at the rank of SMSgt in 1975. His tours included Guam, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and
Christmas Island. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Accommodation Medal and
many others. He was highly regarded and involved in bowling and golf. Managed bowling pro shops in Las Vegas and Tucson.
He owned and ran Bob Vaughn’s Bowling Pro Shop. He received many 300 Score Rings and Rolex watches. He was inducted to the United States Bowling Congress – Tucson Hall of Fame for Eight Perfect 300 Scores.
Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Julia Vaughn; Mother, Martha Marie Fagala; Son-In- Law, James Hargett Jr. and Grandchild, Skyler Brown.
Bob is survived by his three “Daughter Dears”: Kathy Hargett of Tulsa, OK, Robin Carey (Billy) of Lawrence, KS and Cheryl
Palmer (Douglas) of Broken Arrow, OK. Grandchildren: Julie Simpson (Grestle Jr.), Timothy Carey, Jesse Brown, Billie Renee
Carey, James Hargett, Dayna Brantley (Christopher), Jonathan Hargett (Brandi) and Anna Palmer. Great-Grandchildren: Alicia
Manzo (Tony), Kiana Cummings, Natalie Clark, Rhiannon Brantley, Amber Clark, Damon Brown, Cynthia Clark, Katy Brantley,
Natasha Dunn, Aaron Brown, Madeline Carey-McArthur, Shyann Brantley and River Hargett. Great-Great- Grandchild: Luna
Manzo. Sister: Mary Ruth Schweitzer (Jurgen), Niece: Nicole Olds (Levi), Grand-Niece: Sophie Olds and Cousin: John Dial (Mary).
Memorials may be given as donations to the Wounded Warriors Project (https://woundedwarriorproject.org/), Alzheimer’s
Association (https://www.alz.org/) or Online condolences to Cremation Care Centers (https://www.greencountrycremation.com/).
The family of Robert Vaughn wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Evergreen Hospice & Home Health and Visiting Angels for the amazing service they provided.