William P. Vaughn, age 80, passed away on March 17, 2014, at Pleasant Springs Nursing Home in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was born on May 28, 1933, to James and Georgana (Preston) Vaughn in Whiting, Indiana.
Mr. Vaughn was a professor, author and teacher; he also was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He authored "Schools for All," "The Antimasonic Party in the U.S.," and numerous articles for the Texas Lodge of Research. He was a 33-degree Mason and a member of Blue Lodge, York Rite Shrine, Scottish Rite, Texas Lodge of Research, Royal Order of Scotland, and Order of Eastern Star. He received the following awards through his Mason service: Knights Templar 1994 Excalibur, Silver Trowel 1983, and TLR Trowel 2011.
Mr. Vaughn also enjoyed genealogy and was a member of Sons of Am Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stonewall Jackson Camp, and The Confederate Military Lodge of Research.
Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Vaughn; his parents, and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda and her husband BillyWayne Horton of Talco, TX; two grandchildren, Jennifer White of Paris, TX, and Angela Hackler of Omaha, TX; and one great-grandchild, Addison Grace Hackler of Omaha, TX.
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