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John Robert McGaughey

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Age 89, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Highland, Indiana, John was the fifth of ten children born to Glen McGaughey and Cora Baker McGaughey.
Married to Gloria Fern Johnson in 1950, they lived in Perris and raised five children. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, John had a career as a foreman in ironwork and was a member of Ironworker's local 416.
As a member of Temple Baptist Church, he served extensively as a deacon and church administrator. He was active in missions support.
John was an avid fisherman and pilot, and enjoyed flying to his favorite fishing sites. He could often be found at Perris Valley Airport flying his Mooney airplane.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra; wife, Fern; both parents, and all siblings but one sister, Betty Clark of Perris. He is survived by daughters, Jenifer McKay of Colorado and Nora Vargas of Perris, and sons Keith of Perris and John Jr. of Menifee as well as eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
His family will receive relatives and friends during a visitation from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7th in the Temple Baptist Church located at 745 North Perris Boulevard, Perris. Interment will be held privately in the Perris Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Missionary Jim Tucker at Temple Baptist Church would be appreciated.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2017
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