William Edmund Vaughan Jr. (1923 - 2013)

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Vaughan, Jr., William Edmund William Edmund Vaughan Jr. died peacefully at his home in Temple, Texas on May 29, 2013, surrounded by his children. He was born in Frankfort, Kentucky on January 22, 1923 to William Edmund Vaughan, Sr. and Cornelia Games Vaughan. Ed attended the University of Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II on Bougainville Island and Fiji. Ed was a successful real estate developer and commercial and residential builder. He started Vaucon Construction Company in Dallas and built and owned apartments in Dallas and Austin. Ed moved his family to Mexico City in 1968 where he worked on both Tres Vidas Resort in Acapulco and the Acapulco Princess hotel. After returning to Dallas, Ed purchased a home in Guadalajara, Mexico, where his family continued to enjoy the Mexican culture on vacations. He was an accomplished pilot and was the original Piper Aircraft dealer in Dallas. Ed was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his lifetime. He was a long-time member of Shikar-Safari Club International and the Dallas Gun Club. He had a second home in Sterling, Alaska for ten years, where he spent his summers and welcomed friends and family to fish with him. Ed was extremely creative and artistic, and in his later years enjoyed woodworking, as well as working with metals. Survived by children, William Edmund Vaughan III, Mary Lynn Vaughan, Marty Vaughan Rumble and Robert William Rumble, Vicki Vaughan Miller and husband Brian, and James Haggar Vaughan; grandchildren, William Graham Rumble, Robert Edmund Rumble, Sydney James Rumble, Matthew Brian Miller and Rosemary Clare Miller; his sister, Dorothy Vaughan Haddock of St. Louis; numerous nephews and nieces and former wife Rosemary Haggar Vaughan. His family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers, especially Tony Jeter and his staff at Tender Mercies. A private memorial Mass will be held in Temple, Texas at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Dallas Chapter, 9400 North Central Expressway Suite 1201, Dallas, Texas 75231 or to the .

Published in Dallas Morning News from June 2 to June 3, 2013
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