Morris Walter Vaughan, 85, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at his home in Crystal River under the care of his son Douglas and HPH Hospice. He was born Jan. 09, 1927 in Greenville, S.C., and came here 36 years ago from Temple Hills, Md., where he retired after 20 years as a bus driver with Washington, D.C. Metro. After his retirement to Crystal River he became a fishing guide for 12 years with Suncoast Guides Assoc. in the 1970's. He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded at Guadalcanal. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, both of Maryland.
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Mr. Vaughan was of the Baptist faith. His loving wife Margaret preceded him in death March 16, 2008. Surviving are his two sons, Douglas Vaughan of Crystal River, and Stuart Vaughan of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Vicki Vaughan of Silver Springs, Md., and Sandra Vaughan of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren, Alex Vaughan-Dellarco and Daniele Vaughan-Dellarco, both of Silver Springs, Md.
Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 12, 2012