Michael “Mike” Matthew Vaughn, 39, of Sayre, Pa., passed away Aug. 29, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pa., from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident. He was born July 25, 1974 in Houston, Mo., to Lee Roy and Sharron (Gillison) Vaughn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Roy Vaughn; his grandfather, James Donald Gillison; his grandmother, Neva Mae Hill; and a brother, Rick Vaughn.
He was raised in Houston, Mo., and graduated Houston High School in 1992.
Mike is survived by his grandmother, Helen Gillison of Sparta, Ill.; his mother, Sharron Vaughn of Houston, Mo.; five sisters, Kim Limbaugh of Salem, Mo., Tina Palmer of Ringwood, Okla., Debbie Voss of Okla., Pamela Tate of Okla. and Janet Vaughn of Kansas; two brothers, Mark Vaughn of Belle, Mo., and Lee Roy Vaughn, Jr. of Okla.; his fiancé, Pamela Campbell of Sayre, Pa.; his daughters, Shelby Vaughn of Sayre, Pa., and Ashley Hunt of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; his son, Hunter Vaughn of Joplin, Mo., and Trevor and Alex Campbell of Sayre, Pa., who in his heart were his sons; two grandsons, Talon and Kaden Hunt of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Mike gave his heart and life to God several years ago, and he had many conversations with his mother about his love for God and how grateful he was that God was in his life and guiding him daily.
His family was always first and foremost in his life. He took great interest in his children’s school and social activities. Mike coached their teams and attended as many games and activities as work permitted. His other passion was his beloved Mustangs. He worked on them and raced them as often as he could in his younger years. Mike liked to hunt but especially love turkey hunting.
Mike was loved by so many people, family, friends and acquaintances and will be greatly missed by all. Although his life was short, his love will be forever felt in our hearts. We take great comfort in knowing he is with his heavenly father and we will see him again.
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor David Gidcumb officiating. Pallbearers are Don Powell, Doug Walker, Mike Cooper, Eric Labbee, Jim Hyjek, Dan Chilson, Dan Simpson and David Massey. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of floral arrangements, the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to The Lee Family Ministries c/o New Harmony Church 5841 Hwy 32 Salem, Mo., 65560.