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Gerard Gould Vaughan

June 15, 1935 — June 4, 2024

Charleston, South Carolina

Gerard Gould Vaughan

Lt. Colonel Gerard G. (Jerry) Vaughan, United States Air Force, Retired of Charleston, SC departed this earthly realm and arrived home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. 

A funeral service for Jerry will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 29407 on Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 PM with visitation beginning at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary. 

Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Jerry was the son of Norman Dane Vaughan and Iris Rodey Vaughan. He was born in Boston, MA on June 15, 1935.

As a child, he attended Saltus Grammar School in Hamilton, Bermuda. As a teenager, he enrolled at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, MA and always spoke glowingly of his life and education there. Jerry attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT and upon graduation in 1958, he was simultaneously commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the USAF where he proudly served until retirement in 1985.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 48 years and mother of his sons, Sandra Sivier Vaughan; granddaughter Casandra Vaughan Perkins who he loved like a daughter; and great-granddaughter Candace June Vaughan.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Anne Baskin Vaughan; and 3 very proud sons, Michael Dane Vaughan, Gerard (Jay) Gould Vaughan, Richard Bradley Vaughan; sister Jacqueline Vaughan Lee; 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407 or to a charity of one's choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at mcalister-smith.com. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.
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