Austin Vaughan, 85, of Kerrville and Silsbee, died Sunday, June 30, 2019. He was born on January 19, 1934, in Soper, Oklahoma, to Vira Mae Stillwell and Eldon Campbell Vaughan. Austin worked for the Amarillo Police Department from May 1962 until September 1967. He then he worked for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission from September 1967 until March 1983. Austin was a member of the Silsbee Masonic Lodge 927, Silsbee Order of Eastern Star 298, and El Mina 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Austin was awarded the Kerr County Peace Officer of The Year in 1976. As a long-time member of the Kerr County Livestock Show, the Livestock Show was dedicated to him in 1981. He was a founding member of the Kerrville Music Festival Foundation and was voted a lifetime honorary member. In 1983, the Bluegrass Festival was dedicated to him. In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Trowel by the Masonic Lodge in Silsbee.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Vaughan, of Kerrville; children, Sharon Tremper and her husband, Chip, of Ingram; Curt Vaughan and his wife, Roxan, of Cave Creek, Arizona; and Tim Vaughan, of Mesa, Arizona; stepchildren, Donovan Keith Maloy, Jr., and his wife, Robbie; Terryl Lynn Maloy; and Kathleen Maloy Stutz and her husband, Philip, all of Mauriceville; 12 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Monroe Vaughan and Clovis Vaughan; and sister, Geneva Boland.
Austin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, JoNell Vaughan; brother, Raymond Vaughan; and sister, Mildred Sherman.
A gathering of Mr. Vaughan’s friends and family will begin at noon, with his Masonic Rite and Eastern Star Service to follow at 2 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at R.S. Farmer Memorial Park, Silsbee.
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