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“Dear Emily, Dallas and Jessica, We are so very sorry to hear about Neil. We will plant a tree. Love, Carla ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Carla and Chris

“I send my prayers to you and your family you have my deepest sympathy ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Williams Dixie - Friend

“Emily and family, Mary and I are so very sorry to hear about Neil´s passing. He was a fine man. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Gerald Teaster - Friend

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer (Jenny) Thompson (Bland) - VA

“Emily, Jessica, and Dallas, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer (Jenny) Thompson (Bland) - VA

“Emily, Dallas and Jessica: Sharon and I are thinking of you during this time of grief and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our friendship...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dick & Sharon Baugh - Friend

“My condolences to the family. Praying that your grief comes in ripples and not waves. Amen! ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Gaye Gill Gill - Houston, TX

“My condolences to family & friends. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Rose Marie Wimberly Huston - CA

“I am truly sorry for your loss. May Neil Rest In Peace but he will never be forgotten. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Doscher - Windermere, FL

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Maxine Branton - Friend

“Deepest sympathy to all of you. He was a lovely man and will certainly be missed. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ali O'Brien - Alexandria, VA


Command Master Chief (Ret.) Neil Dallas Vaughan, 78, of Charleston, SC, husband of Emily Golden Vaughan, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 5412 Highway 165, Hollywood, at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Christ-St. Paul's Parish Cemetery, 4981 Chapel Rd., Yonges Island. The family will receive friends on Saturday, one hour prior to the service, in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Neil was born February 11, 1943, in Dorchester County, SC, a son of the late John Elkins Vaughan Sr. and the late Frances Scoggins Vaughan. Neil grew up in Ridgeville, SC, where he graduated from Ridgeville High School, graduated from Spartanburg Methodist Junior College and attended Wofford College. He joined the Navy in 1964, first serving as a sonar technician for the USS Sampson, and serving continuously until retiring in 1986 as Command Master Chief of the Naval Security Group Charleston. After retiring, he bought and ran a general store in Ridgeville - Vaughan's, with his brother Greig and nephew Scott, selling groceries, hardware, furniture, and other goods.

Along with his wife, Emily Golden Vaughan of 53 years, he is survived by his son, Neil D. Vaughan Jr. (Laura); his daughter, Jessica Vaughan; his grandson, John "Jack" D. Vaughan, his brothers, John "Jack" E. Vaughan, Jr. (Joyce), Greig S. Vaughan (Delores), Michael E. Vaughan (Linda) and Steve F. Vaughan; and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Polly Ann Meadows.

Flowers will be accepted, and memorial donations may be made in his honor to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Christ-St. Paul's Parish Churchyard Cemetery Fund and Intrepid Hospice.