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Kenneth "Ken" Dysert Vaughn

November 17, 1935 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 85)

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Kenneth “Ken” Dysert Vaughn, 85, of Brevard, NC died peacefully April 25, after a short illness in Asheville, NC.

Mr. Vaughn was born on November 17, 1935, in Wellsville, Ohio to Irma and Charles Vaughn. He graduated from Wellsville High School and Johns Hopkins University. His career in Radiologic Technology spanned more than 50 years in Florida and North Carolina, where he mentored and trained countless students and supported patients, doctors, and other medical professionals. After retiring in 1998 and the death of his wife, he moved to Brevard to enjoy the mountain views and quiet nature.

He was a devoted family man, dad to five children and “Pap” to five very special grandchildren. He enjoyed telling stories about growing up in Ohio and researching Vaughn family history. He loved the NFL (Go Steelers!), was a devoted Duke Blue Devils fan, and he kept busy solving crossword puzzles, reading watching Jeopardy, listening to Il Divo, Queen, and collecting Heisey glass.

He is survived by daughters, Kim Vaughn of Sanford, NC and Amy Morrow (Johnny) of Brevard; sons, Matthew (Letisha) of Fayetteville, NC and Christopher (Laura) of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Geoffrey Whaley of Boston, MA, Leigh Whaley of Chesapeake, VA, Nikolas and Rece Vaughn of Greensboro, and Tristan Iacino of Fayetteville. The extended family includes Mindy Mutter, Tim de Guzman, Courtney Herrick, and Melinda Edwards. He was preceded in death by his parents Irma and Charles, his wife Peggy Buskill Vaughn, his brother Charles, and daughter Tracy Whaley.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 AM at Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery, 2881 Gillespie St. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sharing House (, The Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County ( , or the Child Advocacy Center of Fayetteville, NC (

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Graveside Service
April 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery
2881 Gillespie St
Fayetteville, NC 28306


Sharing House
164 Duckworth Ave, Brevard NC 28712
Tel: 1-828-884-2866

The Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County
11 Gallimore Road, Brevard NC 28712
Tel: 1-828-885-7800

Child Advocacy Center of Fayetteville, NC
222 Rowan St, Fayetteville NC 28301
Tel: 1-910-486-9700

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