West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

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Graveside services for Leroy Mac Vaughan, 90, will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, August 7, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Frank Mulford officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., West Plains.

Leroy was born the son of the late Sidney and Blanche McKinley Vaughan on December 17, 1929 in West Plains, MO and passed away peacefully at his home on July 31, 2020, surrounded by his son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was united in marriage on June 3, 1956 to Betty Jean Huff, who precedes him in death.

Leroy is survived by one son, Brett Vaughan, West Plains, MO; two granddaughters, Brittany Alverson and husband Richard (Ricky), West Plains, MO and Kayla Spaulding and husband Zachary, Bolivar, MO; nine great-grandchildren, Andrew, Angelyn and Braydon Wood, Baylie, Rylie, Gabriel and Maddyson Spaulding, and Jett and Richard (Beau) Alverson; two sisters-in-law, Norvella Lair and Danaleen Crosby; dear friends Kevin Smith and Charles (Eddie) Phelps; and many nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, sisters Eula Mae Fite and Maxine Smith Waller, infant brother Roy Vaughan, great-granddaughter Keylie Vaughan, and sister-in-law Wanda England.

Leroy was a member of the West Plains Senior High class of 1948. He did not graduate, but instead chose to enlist in the United States Army National Guard his senior year of high school and retired from the Guard after 40 years of service. He worked for his father at Vaughan’s Market on Court Square and co-owned Mineral Point Mining Company, but his talent and passion were in painting and sign making. He owned and operated West Plains Sign Service for over 50 years and retired in 2015 at the age of 85.

Leroy was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent countless hours doing both with his son, nephews and friends. He loved sports and was a big fan of the Cardinals and Chiefs. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them all. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

A drop-in visitation will be held on Thursday August 6, 2020 at Carter Funeral Home in West Plains from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Leroy Vaughan was born the son of Sydney N. Vaughan and Blanche C. McKinley Vaughan on December 17, 1929 and died July 30, 2020.


Graveside services will be held Friday August 7, 2020 at 10:00am in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. A come and go visitation will be held Thursday August 6, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.



  1. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    August 1, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

    The Vaughn Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Leroy. Your family will be in our daily prayers/thoughts. May God comfort, encourage, and strengthen all of you daily. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort


  2. Sandra Boss
    August 4, 2020 @ 10:49 am

    Please know I’m so sorry for the loss of Leroy my family really enjoyed him and his stories Fred had all his pizza signs from Fredericks made by Leroy.


  3. Porshia L Garrison
    August 7, 2020 @ 8:33 pm

    To Leroy Vaughn family. Sending out my love and prayers to all the family. Especially all those great grandchildren. Brett i am a phone call away if you need me.


  4. Kathy Beaty
    August 10, 2020 @ 3:43 pm

    I remember him making signs,
    He was a kind man.
    May he rest in peace.
    Kathy (Bray) Cozort-Beaty


  5. Teresa eldringhoff romans
    August 11, 2020 @ 5:15 pm

    Brett…..do very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May he rest in peace.


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