In Memory

Garry Wayne Vaughn

Garry Vaughn
Abiding under the Shadow of the Almighty is Garry Vaughn, our beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend, and Husband. Mr. Vaughn, 67, a long time resident of Odessa, TX, passed away on March 6th, 2014. He was born January 10th, 1947 in Gorman, TX to Billy Wayne Vaughn and Gaylain Sevena Grabowsky.
Garry served in the Army Reserves. His education included undergraduate studies in Engineering and Math at Odessa College and Texas Tech. He worked as a Microwave Specialist and Broadcast Engineer in West Texas for Bell Telephone, AT&T, Claydesta, and Broadcast Call.
Garry was a Christian spiritual warrior and a bright point of Light to all that knew him. He mentored many to walk the path of truth and faith with unwavering dedication and patience. Garry set the standard as an exceptional Father, Friend, and Husband and will be missed by so many.
Garry is preceded in death by his Father Billy Wayne Vaughn, his Mother Gaylain Sevena Grabowsky, his Brother Michael Vaughn, and his Beloved dog Jake. He is survived by his wife Denise Hayward of Odessa, TX; his son Patrick Wayne Vaughn and wife Karen of Lubbock, TX; his son Kevin James Vaughn and wife Nichole of Lubbock, TX; his daughter Amy Elizabeth Vaughn of Lubbock, TX; his Sister Mary West and husband Rick of Odessa, TX; his Brother Donald Peters of Odessa, TX; his Dear Friend Carol Seibert Vaughn of Lubbock TX; his six grandchildren; and his Dear dogs Kelly, Yaqui, Buddy, and Bonnie.
'As I pray, I am stayed.'
Memorial service is being held at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 9th at 3:00 pm with Jimmy Braswell officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of your choice be made in his honor.

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05/04/15 08:21 PM #1    

Billy Mac Brown

Garry and I were in the first grade together at Goldsmith Elementary.  We had Mrs. Copeland for our teacher.  Garry and I once had a fight on the playground.  I remember hitting him in the head with my fist and I thought it broke my hand.  Garry's dad worked for Phillips and they lived in the camp houses on the west side of what was then the Phillips Refinery.  Garry's family moved into Odessa when he started the third grade and he attended Alamo, then Bonham Jr. High School and then OHS.  He was a two year varsity letterman with the Golf Team at OHS. 

After graduation, he attended OC and there he met his wife, Carol Siebert, a 1965 graduate of Permian High School.  There was about 15 or 16 of us who hung out in the Sub after classes.  It was strange, we were mostly OHS grads and we were dating PHS grads.  Garry went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone while we were students.  In the fall of 1967, Garry took a hiatus from OC and was in basic training with the U.S. Army Reserves.  When he returned to Odessa, he and Carol married and they moved to Lubbock.  There they had and raised their family.  Sadly they divorced in 1990 and they remained friends.  Garry moved back to Odessa and worked for Claydesta and also did a lot of consulting work.   He remarried and bought a home in the 1700 block of North Golder.  

Garry passed away on March 6, 2014 in Odessa from COPD and other respiratory related diseases.  Garry was a life time friend and he, Mike Fick and I did some things while attending OC that I should not disclose.  I miss him.  I had posted our first grade picture on my FACEBOOK page about six months before  Garry died and I highlighted him in the picture.  He really got a kick out of that.  Garry was cremated and services were held in Odessa at the Odessa Funeral Home.   

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