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LaVerne Vaughan
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Lord took a great man home, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Lubbock, at the age of 87, while family members stood around his bed singing to him.

Services for LaVerne Vaughan of Muleshoe are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Lazbuddie Church of Christ with Lloyd Earles and Jonathan Ledbetter officiating.

Burial will follow in Lazbuddie Cemetery, at 1 p.m. the same day.

Laverne Darrow Vaughan was born on Dec. 8, 1926, to James Omah and Essie Mae Vaughan in Vinson, Okla., where he lived until the 1950s.

After serving in World War II, the entire family moved to Texas. He married Shirley Ann O’Hair in 1957, and they raised their four children in Colorado and Texas.

LaVerne was involved in farming, agricultural related business and construction work all of his life.

Like many of his generation, he is known for an amazing work ethic and his ability to “make something out of nothing,” being especially adept when it came to metal work.

In addition to his love for country and family, LaVerne’s heart for missions and for serving God took him on several mission trips to Africa and to Belize.

He served as an elder and a Bible class teacher through the years, telling of God’s love to those with whom he came in contact.

LaVerne is survived by his wife of 57 years; son Eric and wife Kaye of Farwell, and Kasi, Kelly and Ali; son Byron and wife Diana of Chesterfield, Va., and Heather, Rhett, Vanessa, Tiffany, Trevin and Terra; daughter Elaine and husband Steve Stancell of Muleshoe, and Stephanie, Austin, Adam and Carson; son Devin of Lazbuddie; a brother — Loyd and wife Jane Vaughan of Lubbock; a sister — Joye Breedlove of Littlefield; and O’Hair in-laws and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law — Ruey and Glenn McKinney, and brother-in-law John (Junior) Breedlove.

Memorials may be sent to Key to the Kingdom, PO Box 370, Hutchinson, Kan. 67504, and Texas Boys Ranch, PO Box 5665, Lubbock, Texas 79408.

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