Arthur Vaught Jr.

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    - Gay, Morgan, and Sarah McGarey
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    - Alaine Carpenter
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Arthur Howard Vaught Jr., 76, loving husband and father, is survived by his wife, Zetta Kathryn Coppage Vaught and beloved life partner of 56 years. After a brief illness, he died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at his residence in Lexington. He was born in Fortville, Ind. and grew up near Liberty, the son of the late Arthur Howard Sr. and Blanche Luttrell Vaught. He retired from the University of Kentucky after 35 years of service as a research analyst at the Tobacco and Health Research Institute. He was involved in the machine smoking of experimental cigarettes to find less harmful products. These results led to the development of the Reference Cigarette Program at UK. Under his coordination, the reference cigarettes were utilized around the globe by researchers in national and international laboratories. Additionally, he served as a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Devondale Baptist Church. His hobbies included the following: UK athletics, growing roses, and watching FOX News. Surviving besides his wife are his son, Greg Vaught of Owensboro; his daughter. Karen Vaught (and Todd) Ziegler of Lexington; his sister, Teresa (and Mike) Kelly of Versailles; and his five grandsons, Brandon A. Vaught of Tupelo, Miss., Tyler Ziegler of Murray, Dylan Vaught of Owensboro, Patrick Ziegler of Denver, Colo., and Logan Ziegler of Lexington. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Marvin and R.C. Vaught. Services for Mr. Vaught will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing conducted by Rev. Greg Horn with burial to follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 13) at Clark Legacy Center. Casketbearers will be his five grandsons and his son-in-law. Honorary casketbearers will be Edwin Coppage, Nicholas Vanderpool and Robbie Vanderpool. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass. www.clarklegacycenter.com.
Published in The Casey County News on Aug. 13, 2014
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