Vaughn A. Craft, 91, of Atlanta, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday (May 4, 2019) at the Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta with Rev. Carl Johnston officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Funks Grove Cemetery in rural McLean.


Vaughn Alexander Craft was born on Dec. 17, 1927, to Leola and Lou Vern Burke Craft in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene L. Craft. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Vaughn graduated from Atlanta High School in 1947, the University of Illinois Ag School in 1952, and then Illinois State University receiving a master's degree in education. He was a teacher for 18 years in the state of Illinois and retired.


He was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 341 where he served as commander for three years, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a lifetime member of the American Rifle Association and Illinois Rifle Association.


Vaughn volunteered for the United States Army and honorably served in Japan and Korea as Second Lieutenant Tank Commander.


After retirement, Vaughn enjoyed gardening, growing trees, reading and learning, living in Atlanta, and his companionship with Tim Armstrong and many other friends.


Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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