The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


April 26, 2014

Robert Andrew Vaughan

Robert Andrew Vaughan, 85, went to be with our Lord on April 24, 2014, after sustaining injuries while working on a tractor in Neches, Texas. He follows his beloved wife, Juanita, who passed on this same day 35 years ago.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Richard) Stern and Maurine (Randy) Myers; one son, John (Delilah) Vaughan; a half-brother, J.C. Renfro; and a half-sister, Beatrice Knight. He had many loving nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Robert was born in Apple Springs, Texas to Mamie and Ethel Vaughan on June 18, 1928. He lived in both Lufkin and Palestine during his lifetime. He was employed by Calhoun Packing Company for 40 years while living in Palestine.

Robert was a very active and energetic man who loved playing dominoes, fishing, and just piddling with his tools outside. His passion was playing bass guitar and singing for his church and other church related socials. He was always quick to play for fund-raiser events and donate the money raised for those in need. He loved helping those less fortunate and said many times, “don’t feel sorry for yourself, look around – you can always help someone less fortunate.”

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Roselawn Park Cemetery located on U.S. Highway 84 East in Palestine. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home in Palestine. Immediately following will be a home going celebration at Lakeside Branded Heart Cowboy Church located at 4202 Texas Highway 294. Food will be provided by the church. You are encouraged to come and share a memory, play or sing a song, or just be a part of this tribute to a man who loved making music for the Lord.

Memorial donations may be made to Lakeside Branded Heart Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 732, Elkhart, Texas 75839.

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