Adrian Vaughn

April 12, 1939 ~ October 27, 2010

Adrian Vaughn, 71, of Lake Charles died at 10:58 PM Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in a local hospital.

Mr. Vaughn was born April 12, 1939 in Opelousas, LA and had lived in Lake Charles for the past fifty years. He was a 1957 graduate of DeRidder High School and attended McNeese State College and Southwestern Louisiana Institute. Adrian worked for forty years for Lyondell Corporation and retired as a lab technician. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson and also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his fiance'e, Tina Dickerson of Lake Charles; two daughters, Melinda Vaughn Brooks and husband Scott of Lafayette, LA and Cathy Vaughn Castille and husband Vince of Moss Bluff; two sons, Adrian "Skip" Vaughn, II of Conroe, TX and Michael Jason Vaughn and wife Veronica of Sulphur, LA; the mother of his children, Barbara Vaughn; one brother, Ray Vaughn and wife Nancy of DeRidder, LA; sister, Carolyn Dukick and husband Paul of Harker Heights, TX; and nine grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Leila Vaughn and brother, Walter Vaughn, Jr.

His funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday in Beauregard Memorial Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Saturday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00PM. Visitation will continue on Sunday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

Pallbearers for the service will be Scott Brooks, Zack Brooks, Hunter Brooks, Vince Castille, Collin Castille, and Conner Castille. Honorary pallbearers will be the friends of Bill W.

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  1. Adrian was my sponsor for 7 yrs. He helped me learn to love myself and others. I was a hopeless case but,not in Adrians eyes.He spent many of nights with me when I was so down.He taught me that GOD gives us what we need and not what we want.He was a very loving person.He was the first man that I told that I love him and ment it. He has touch so many lives and helped so many. Love Mark

  2. Dear Family,Adrian was a friend of mine for many years. We didn't see each other very often, with me in Lafayette and Adrian in Lake Charles. When I did see him, he was so positive and friendly. When the Lake Charles area has its annual convention, I will miss seeing Adrian. My prayer is that the family will have great comfort knowing that Adrian helped many people. He is one that I shall not forget.Terry Rogers

  3. I am sorry to hear about Adrian and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Adrian and I worked together for 30 plus years in the lab. Because of family circumstances I will not be able to make the visitation or service. Again my prayers are with you. Glenn Overshiner

  4. I'd like to share with you some of the things he said The older I get – the less I know. My daddy got smarter and smarter as I got older and older.When you think you know- you don't know. It's when you think you don't know that you knowYou can't control my emotions if I don't want or need anything from youYou got it Bad Guy-Selfish,Self-centeredness. You're trying to run the show! That's GOD'S job.Expectations of others get you down!! Read pages 60,61,62,and 63 in the Big Book about the actor and the director.I can love someone and not like them a Dam bitIf you don't have the right to judge other people — What gives you the right to Judge yourself.The problem is that I suffer from a disease that tells me I'm never good enough and my thinker is broke.Bow before GOD — not man.Don't question GOD'S wordSuit up and show upThank you GOD for the pain for it's the pathway to my peaceMy GOD forgives me even before I commit the sin.– That's how much he loves meYou can't be good enough to get to Heaven for getting there is GOD'S grace. It's a gift from GOD – You can't work for it.Adrian said, MY GOD –1. You can't impress him.2. He don't need your approval.3. and He ain't up for re-election.HE LOVES ME JUST LIKE I AM.And I want to tell you here today out of every man I have ever known in my lifetime on the face of this earth that Adrian was the MOST Jesus Christlike man that I have ever known.Adrian said the 12 steps of Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, mind and soulANDDo unto others as you would do unto yourself.And to you, my Brother Adrian,You are now cured of Alcoholism.I Bless you, I thank you for all you have done for me.I will miss you and never foget you for a part of you now lives in me and all of us.May you go forth and Be one with the God you so dearly lovedGoodbye my brother.Rest in peace for all of eternity.

  5. Melinda,Scott, Zack, Hunter, Sara and Family of Adrian VaughnSorry we cannot be with you at this time of greatloss, services your father, please know that you in our thoughts,love and prayers, then, now and always.With Love, Cliff, Janel Viator, The Benoits, Kelleys and ViatorsII

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