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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
James Vaughn

James Earl "Jimmy" Vaughn

Wednesday, June 25th, 1941 - Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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James Earl “Jimmy” Vaughn, 78, of Palatka, passed from this life on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine. Born in Walnut Hill, Florida to Edward E. Vaughn and Juanita Solomon Vaughn, he moved to Palatka in 1951 coming from Walnut Hill. Jimmy worked at Hudson Pulp and Paper and then in sales at a variety of businesses including American Finance, Flowers Bakery, Sears & Roebuck, Woodmen of the World, Lance Snacks and with Bass Flowers. Jimmy was the founder and sang in the Scriptures Quartet for many years as well as in the choir at Christ Independent Methodist Church where he was a member. He was also involved with the Community Band and enjoyed playing the trumpet. Jimmy was an avid Florida Gators Fan and enjoyed camping and time spent with family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Vaughn.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pat Vaughn of Palatka, 2 daughters, Gina Porter (Randy) and Renee Vaughn, all of Palatka, 2 grandchildren, Staci Reid (Chris) and Dedra Updegraff (Matt) and a great-granddaughter, Kelsi Updegraff.
Services celebrating Jimmy’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. Michael Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill West Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to Christ Independent Methodist Church, 4078 Silver Lake Dr., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jimmy’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Bro. Michael Hudson
  • Interment

    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Becki Kinney

Posted at 09:00pm
We spent many happy times with Jimmy and Pat. Always enjoyed him leading the music and Pat on the piano or organ. We all used to get together with Pat’s parents and play cards and go camping together. Many happy times. Jimmy will be missed but has left a legacy as he represented Jesus in all that he did. Jimmy we will see you again one day....

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, Cherish and Faith

Posted at 03:34pm
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Jeannie Brewer Lewis

Posted at 09:52pm
Jimmy joined us in 5th grade at the elementary school. He also joined a bunch of us at Lemon Heights Baptist. As teens my grandfather , music die ChArlie Sapp, has Jimmy, Perry Ball, Camille Long and myself singing in a quartet. It was so much fun. I sang at Pat and Jimmys wedding in 1961. Jim wS always fun, telling clean stories, and kind. They included my girls and I in many adventures. We are all 3 grateful for their friendship.

Ola Simpson

Posted at 12:05pm
Jimmy , we have so many wonderful memories of you that we will always hold in our hearts . Until we see you again , keep on singing . You and Pat Blessed our lives .
Love you Always
OJ & Mike

Linda A Spor

Posted at 09:23am
Jimmy always wanted me to sing and play the piano at our Tops Christmas parties. He was a funny loving person. He will be greatly missed.

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