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James F. 'Doc' Vaughn Dds

November 15, 1937 — March 26, 2020

James F. "Doc" Vaughn DDS, age 82, of Fort Recovery, passed away on March 26, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
He was born November 15, 1937, in Youngstown, OH, to the late Frank and Rita (Green) Vaughn. On June 22, 1963, he married Carolyn (Pitt) Vaughn, who passed away on June 28, 2016.
Surviving are his children, Colleen Vaughn (Kendall Storie) of Fort Worth, TX, James A. (Sharon) Vaughn of Fort Recovery and Jeff (Shelly) Vaughn of Fort Recovery; grandchildren, Brook Vaughn, Shelby (Kevin) Wynk, Heather (Kenny) Wenning, Tori Vaughn, Trevor Vaughn and Alli Vaughn; a sister, Sue (Oscar) Jutte of Fort Recovery; and an in-law, Ed (Joyce) Pitt of Springfield, OH.
He was a 1955 graduate of the former Chaney High School, Youngstown and was a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and practiced dentistry on the USS Hancock during the Vietnam Era. After his service, he operated his own dental practice in Fort Recovery for 36 years. "Doc" was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3324 and Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. He was also a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery and was a choir member for many years.
He enjoyed flowers, glassware, fishing, casinos, auctions, reading and being a member of the Fort Recovery Historical Society.
A memorial funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery. A live stream of the mass will be available at

Inurnment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion, Fort Recovery.

Contributions can be made to the Fort Recovery Historical Society, Smile Train or the St. Henry Squad.

Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery is in charge of arrangements.

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