Larry K. Vaughn

October 22, 1934 ‒ April 11, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of St. Charles, Missouri

Larry K. Vaughn, age 84 of Delaware formerly of Missouri passed away April 11, 2019 at the Inn at Olentangy Trail of Delaware.

He was born on October 22, 1934 in Hyannis, Nebraska, one of ten children born to the late Joseph and Mamie (Bartlett) Vaughn. Larry proudly served his Country during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy, later retiring from the US Navy Reserves.

For over 40 years he served as a lineman with South Western Bell. Forever hardworking, he was a lover of animals, butter scotch candies, guns, and working with wood.  Never with idle hands, he enjoyed tinkering with his every project from rebuilding Hudson’s,  motorcycles with side cars, building black powder guns, to refinishing furniture.

In his younger years he was a runner of marathons and in his later years he became an avid gardener.  His tomatoes, green beans, and sweet corn were legendary.

Self-proclaimed as “Crazy Lar”, he was happiest in the garden or spending time with his grandchildren. His passion was taking care of his family; he will be remembered for always giving back and as a wonderful grandfather.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Frances and her husband Sean McGrath of Delaware, grandchildren: Austin, Joseph, and Lily, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

A family memorial visitation will begin 3:30 p.m. followed by a public visitation from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 17th, 2019 at the Paul Funeral Home in St. Charles, MO 63303.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio  43215.

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  • My heart is broken. What a great man. My prayers are with you all. God Bless. And Gods speed to you Larry.

  • I was so very saddened to hear that Larry had passed. He was my dad’s first cousin, and in and out of our home many times over the years. As a teenager I have great memories of riding on the back of his motorcycle. Larry was the original character, but had a heart as big as all outdoors. In his later years, up until just recently, he would call every few months and check up on how things were going with our family. I miss those calls! God bless you, Larry!

  • So sad to hear my uncle passed. I have so many memories of Larry being more like a brother than uncle. He lived with us so it was hard for him to get away from me. He was my best friend that took me to gun and coin shows. Larry loved people and the outdoors as well as hunting, fishing and cooking in iron pots on an open fire. Larry you will be so missed. God bless you Larry.