Richard J. Vaughn

Sep 16th, 1950 - Jan 4th, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Jan. 18th, 2020 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Jan. 18th, 2020 11am

Richard J. Vaughn

Goreville-Richard J. Vaughn, 69, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home.

Richard was born on September 16, 1950 in Elizabethtown to James and Norma Jean (Brittain) Vaughn.  He married Denise LaFrey and she survives.

Richard was a carpenter by trade out of Chicago Local 1.  He was a musician and enjoyed fishing and spending time with family.

Survivors include:

Wife-Denise Vaughn

Daughter-Kyle and Chris Doud

Son-Christopher and Amanda Vaughn


Alexis Doud

Devlin Rogers

Ellyana Doud

Ryatt Doud

Brother-James Gordon Vaughn


Carol and Joseph Wojcik

Ada and Bethel Milligan

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Russell Vaughn and sister, Melissa (Lisa) Vaughn.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. Dr. Troy Benitone officiating.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Donna Mae Mott

    From: Orland Park, Illinois

    Date: January 8, 2020

    Sometimes life isn’t what we expect it to be. All the ups and downs take us onto journeys we would never have imagined taking-some fantastic, some not so much. It’s the same for all of us. It’s apart of life and it’s not always easy. One constant that has helped me in my journey has been the love of a good family. I love my family. I truly believe we have been so blessed to be a part of a family that, no matter what, loves and accept you for who you are. One that takes the good with the bad, and even if they don’t agree with you, never stops loving you. My Uncle Richie always made me feel loved and I will cherish my memories of him always.

  • Guest: Charlotte I Bailey

    From: De Soto, Illinois

    Date: January 9, 2020

    Rest in Peace
    You will be greatly missed by family and friends
    I just knew you a short time, I was honored to have known you.
    May God Keep you till we meet again.
    My journey in Life was a little bit easier with Friends like you “Vochie”, Play on my friend, you are with some of the Best now..
    Your Friend
    Charlotte Bailey

  • Guest: Guy Johnson

    From: MENOMONIE, Wisconsin

    Date: January 11, 2020

    He was a good friend and person and a favorite, fellow musician in Chicago. Rest in Peace Ritchie.

  • Guest: Margie Churma

    From: Chicaho, Illinois

    Date: January 13, 2020

    Just a message from an old friend. I love you Denise and my thoughts and prayers for you and the kids. R. I. P. Ritchie. You are all in my prayers 🙏💕🙏

  • Guest: Susie Ohde

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: January 13, 2020

    Richie, I’m a little jealous that you get to be with Billy, but you’re sure fought hard to stay with us. Rest in peace. It’s hard to lose the band friends.

  • Guest: Joe Bisceglia

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: January 17, 2020

    Richie was one of my oldest and best friends. We had an amazing life journey together. His death has made me reflect on so
    many things. I feel the need to join Denise and the rest of his family at his memorial, and so I will be making the 5 hour trek to Goreville from Chicago to be there. I think Richie would want me there.

  • Guest: Doris Leifert

    From: Algonquin , Illinois

    Date: January 18, 2020

    Rest In Peace my friend, you always had a special place in my heart. I have nothing but good memories, you were always kind and caring. My condolences to the family.🙏🏻

  • Guest: Niels H. Nielsen

    From: Worth, Illinois

    Date: January 18, 2020

    Please accept my condolences. It was an honor to know Richie and to work him in the music business. I wish I could be there but I can’t travel.

  • Guest: Tommy Blaha

    From: Bridgeview , Illinois

    Date: January 18, 2020

    Please accept my condolences. It was an honor to know Richie and to work him in the music business. I wish I could be there but I can’t travel.

  • Guest: helen volpendesto

    From: oak brook, Illinois

    Date: January 20, 2020

    Denise ,I am so sorry for your loss. Richie was a good friend and will be missed. This must be so hard for you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.