October 18, 2012

James Jimmy Vaughan, 77, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Altus, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Regent Care Blanco Nursing Home in San Antonio.

Jim was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Wellington, Texas, to Cecil and Audrey (Taylor) Vaughan. He attended school during his early years in Childress, Texas. His family then moved to Altus where he finished elementary, junior high, and graduated Altus High School in 1953. He attended Oklahoma University and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Business Education. Jim married Kay Snow in June of 1957 in Altus.

Jim always loved many sports as a player or spectator. He taught school in Altus at Falcon Elementary for two years and was the principal there for one year. He later taught Distributive Education from 1979 to 1982 at Childress High School. He eventually taught in three different educational schools in San Antonio. Jim also owned and operated Webbs Studio in Childress, Texas, from 1963 to 1979. He was a member of the Texas Jaycees, Jr. Chamber of Commerce International, and Rotary International. Jim was a faithful member of the Northside Church of Christ in San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Audrey Vaughan.

He leaves to mourn his loss wife, Kay Vaughan, of the home in San Antonio; two daughters, Pam Hyde and husband Mark and their daughter Kelsey, and Leslie McWhorter and husband Mike and their twin sons, Bryce and Chad; sister-in-law, Jeri Snow Wesley and husband Dr. David Wesley; one niece, Shannon Maxey and husband Kent and their children, Madison and Mason. Jim is also survived by other relatives and many beloved friends.

The family will greet friends on Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lowell-Tims Chapel with Patrick Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Granite City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. Log on to the website below at 10:58 a.m. to view the webcast of the funeral. Click on Obituaries, then click on James Vaughan.

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