"Papa" Vaughn was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He served as minister of music at Providence Baptist Church, as well as North Folk Baptist Church, serving Rev. Pastor Paul Wilson. He also led music at Hilltop Avenue Baptist Church for over 25 years. In addition to leading music at church, he led his family in singing at Gospel singings and churches across America since 1974. He enjoyed gospel music, spending time with his family and playing golf with Rev. Pastor Fred Brown, grandchildren Jamie and Steve, and best friend Melvin Reains. He was also a proud Shriner and master mason.
He is survived by son James Bruce "J.B." Vaughn; daughter-in-law Dulcenaid Vaughn; sister Inez Wolfe; grandson Jamie Kent; grandson Daryl Kent; granddaughter Michelle Heaton; grandson Bradley Vaughn; grandson Jerry Vaughn; granddaughter Stephanie Vaughn; and grandson Benjamin Vaughn, and granddaughter Angelica McFall.
He was preceded in death by Martha Gosnell Vaughn (Spouse), Benjamin Vaughn (Father), Tellie Vaughn (Mother), Wanda Kent (Daughter), William "Billy" Vaughn, Jr. (Son), and Stephen "Steve" Kent (Grandson).
Funeral service times will be posted by Monday afternoon.