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Celebrating the life of
Richard Allen "Dick" Vaughan
July 18, 1946 - August 17, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm - Thursday, August 20, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Friday, August 21, 2015
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

You are in our thoughts and prayers, Cindy. I cherish the fond memories I had with you and Dick.

Jon Aills, Houston, TX

I had the great pleasure of working with Dick during his association with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. He was passionate and committed to his profession, as he was throughout his life. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Sharon Elliott, Houston, TX

Cindy, You are in our thoughts and prayers with the deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Jet Cook and Gray family

Jet Cook and Gray family, Houston, TX

We will miss our good friend! Our condolences to Cindy, and Dick's children.

Carrie and Albert Riley, Houston, TX

RICHARD ALLEN (Dick) VAUGHAN, born in Sherman, Texas July 18, 1946, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2015, after a short illness. Dick had a passion for life, a wonderful sense of humor and a compassionate heart. A great storyteller who loved a good joke, he never missed the opportunity to share his knowledge about his latest topic of interest. He often shared fond memories and tales of his time spent at The University of Texas at Austin and the many adventures of the SAEs. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, caring father and steadfast friend.

He attended The University of Texas at Austin and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from North Texas State University. He started his career in the insurance business in Sherman, Texas, and remained in the business for more than 30 years. He achieved many accolades throughout his career, to include qualifying and becoming a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Dick was also very proud of his service to his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. Prior to retiring, he enjoyed many years in the commercial real estate and investment business.

During college, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He served on the Sherman City Council, 1977-1979 and was a member of numerous insurance associations and organizations. As a member of Intertel and Mensa International, he enjoyed engaging in intellectual and challenging discussions.

An admirer of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dick’s life embodied the spirit of his favorite Emerson quote: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, John William and Margaret Ann (Fires) Vaughan. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Cindy Woodside Vaughan; his children, Shannon Lynn Vaughan Davidson and her husband, Doug Davidson, grandson Tate; Elizabeth Vaughan Naifeh and her husband Todd Naifeh and grandchildren Margo and Bo; and Richard Todd Vaughan; sister Jonanne Vaughan Lee; and sister in-law Pam Woodside Cohan and husband, Patrick.

Friends are cordially invited to a celebration of Dick’s life with the family from six o’clock in the evening until eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama, Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held at eleven o’clock on Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama, Houston, Texas.

The family wishes to send a special thanks to cousins Karen and Mel Payne and the many wonderful friends for their continued love, support, and prayers.

In lieu of customary remembrances, gifts in memory of Richard may be directed to the ARDS Foundation, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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You are in our thoughts and prayers, Cindy. I cherish the fond memories I had with you and Dick.

Jon Aills, Houston, TX

I had the great pleasure of working with Dick during his association with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. He was passionate and committed to his profession, as he was throughout his life. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Sharon Elliott, Houston, TX

Cindy, You are in our thoughts and prayers with the deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Jet Cook and Gray family

Jet Cook and Gray family, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Jet Cook and Gray family — Texas

We will miss our good friend! Our condolences to Cindy, and Dick's children.

Carrie and Albert Riley, Houston, TX


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