Alvin Joe Vaughan

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Alvin Joe Vaughan, 67, passed away December 26, 2012 in Branson, MO. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Reverend David Bryant and Reverend Mike Evans officiating. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Joe was a man as described by his brother, who "knew how to love". He was a "people" person, investing his life in others. Once a person was Joe's friend, he was a lifetime friend. Most of all, Joe was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord and desired to serve Him. After a career of teaching and then sales, Joe could be found on a weekday morning drinking coffee with his coffee buddies who became dear friends. Near Christmas, he was volunteering at his wife's school holiday gift store. Every Sunday Joe was in his place of service at New Testament Baptist Church, where he was a head usher and deacon. Lovingly hovering over his and Linda's "church children." He was the most loving husband, caring for Linda in the multiple details of daily living, always ready to listen and care. He kept in very close touch by phone with his brother Sam, whom he loved greatly. Joe could be found often at nursing homes and hospitals visiting friends and relatives. Joe will be missed more than words can tell by all of his loved ones and friends. But we "know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself.." Psalms 4:3a How we loved and were blessed by knowing Joe Vaughan. Linda is especially grateful for hers and Joe's supportive family and friends, church family and pastor, David Bryant, also Rev. Gary Williams and Calvary Baptist Church of Branson, MO, during this difficult time. Survivors: loving wife, Linda; loving brother, Sam Vaughan; and a multitude of relatives and friends.

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  1. Joe was a quite man who loved the Lord and was a blessing. He was faithful to his church and a ready and willing servant for the Lord. Our love and prayers go out to Linda.

  2. Joe was a very good man. He always greeted me when I came to church. My prayers are with the family. God bless you.

  3. Joe was a very good man. He always greeted me when I came to church. My prayers are with the family. God bless you.

  4. Linda,
    Our hearts go out to you at this time, however we also think of Joe and the joy he must be experiencing at this very moment in the presence of his/our Savior. Praying for your comfort.

  5. We are so thankful to have known Joe. He was truly a wonderful friend and godly man. While we will miss him greatly, we know he is in heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ and we are comforted in knowing we will meet him there in the future. Linda, we love you and are prayinig for you daily.

  6. I only knew Joe for a short time, but it was obvious that his love for his wife Linda was surpassed only by his love for his Lord. He truly epitomised the term “Good Ole Joe” Everybody love him. He left this earth a better place and now he is heaven’s gain. I will miss him. Our prayers are with you Linda and all the family.

  7. Bro. Joe will be missed by all of New Testament Baptist Church. He was a faithful servant of our Lord who genuinely cared about others and acted on it. Even while in Branson on Christmas day (the day before his entrance into glory), he remembered to call a good friend who had to spend Christmas and his birthday in a rehab hospital, and wish him Happy Birthday. That was Joe Vaughan. . . truly a light in a dark world. Our loss is truly heaven’s gain.

  8. Mrs. Vaughn I am so sorry for your lost. I didn’t know Mr. Vaughn well but when I first meet him last year at school during the holiday store I knew he was a great man. He had such a loving spirit and I enjoyed everyday that he came to spend time with us. Thank you Joe Vaughn for allowing me to spend time with you.

  9. Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was always so kind to me and was a true gentleman to you. I’ll be forever grateful for the love he brought to your life my sweet friend. My prayers are with you. Love Beth

  10. Dear Linda,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Joe’s going on ahead. My prayers are with you as you walk this path He has chosen. You will know as never before your walk of faith and realize with certainty that faith holds strong in spite of what our feelings cry out. God is true and ever faithful, and to these dark days there is Holy Purpose. Love to you sweet friend…Oh! What a day that will be…until then…God hold you closer.

  11. Linda, Mike and I are praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you at this time. Joe was a treasure and was always greeting people with a smile. Fear not tomorrow, God is already there!!

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