Dr. Chester A. Vaughn

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Dr. Chester A. Vaughn, 86, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Tyler, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Sunday September 30, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor, Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating.

Dr. Vaughn attended Navarro Jr. College, Baylor University and UT Southwestern Medical School. He served in the military, first as an Army medic in Korea then stationed at the Pentagon. He established his medical practice in the early 1960's and served 30 years as an Ophthalmologist in Tyler, TX.

He was involved in Tyler Race Relations, Tyler Together and was the recipient of the Peace Making Award in 2005 and 2010 by Grace Presbytery. He was also an original member of the Board for East Texas Meals on Wheels where he remained emeritus board member until his death.

His hobbies included playing drums, discovering and collecting great music, photography and pouring his time into reading and learning. He was a percussion player in his high school band where he co- wrote the Corsicana Tigers Fight Song!

He was a long standing member of First Presbyterian Church of Tyler where he was an elder and deacon. He was preceded in death by parents, Chester Vaughn and Mildred (Beaton) Vaughn; wife Carolyn Vaughn, sister, Elizabeth (Vaughn) Williams as well as dear companion Stella, a Doberman Pinscher. He is survived by his son, Chris Vaughn; son, Robert Vaughn and wife Lori; grandchildren, Collin Vaughn, Chelsea Vaughn; and great-grandson, Camden Vaughn.

Lastly, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Texas Meals on Wheels Ministry or PATH in Tyler or Goodwill. In the interest of medical research, Dr. Vaughn's body has been donated to UT Southwestern Medical School.

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Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 581-2008
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 29, 2018
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