James Vaughn Jr.

November 18, 1946 - June 30, 2017
James Vaughn Jr.

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James “Jumbo” Vaughn Jr. of East End was called home with family by his side on Friday June 30th, 2017.
He was born in East Liverpool on November 18, 1946 a son of the late James Vaughn Sr. and Ruth (Wotring) Judy
James served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was on the USS Navy Carrier Forrestal during the July 29, 1967 disaster that claimed the lives of 134 Navy Personnel and injured many more.
After retirement from General Motors of Lordstown Ohio, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to his favorite 3WS oldies concerts and above all rooting for the Steelers.
James is survived by his daughter: Holly Tripp and her husband Jeff of Beaver Falls; two sisters: Barbara Barto of Wellsville and Judith (Ron) Burns of Canton OH and four grandchildren for whom he adored and was extremely proud of: Caden Tripp, Sophie Tripp, Jenna Myers and Julie Myers as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Thomas Vaughn and Jerry Vaughn.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday July 6, 2017 at 11AM with Norm Eckert officiating. The Tri State Burial group will accord full military honors.
Family will be present to received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday July 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM
Online condolences may be made at www.altmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Thursday, July 6, 2017
11:00 AM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Riverview Cemetery - Directions
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Wednesday, July 5, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • July 03, 2017
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Vaughn, Jr, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, James Vaughn, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • July 03, 2017
    Ed Bowyer says:
    Judy, please accept my condolences.