Robert Dean Vaught of Trafalgar died March 14. He was 71.
Born July 15, 1942, in Hendricks County, he was a son of
Dean and Goldie Vaugh.
He attended Lizton High School, where he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball, and graduated in 1960. He went on to attend Butler University.
Mr. Vaught began his career at Associates Life Insurance and then went on to work at American States Insurance, where he worked for 30 years before retiring as second vice president, Agency Interface, in 1998.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing on Lamb Lake, following IU and Butler basketball, and was an avid reader. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and took many trips in the states and abroad.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Vaught of Trafalgar; children Jeffery Vaught (Kelli), Mark Vaught (Heather), Vicki Myers (Steve), and David Maddock; a brother, William Vaught (Chris); a niece, Julie Williams Purple (Bob); a brother-in-law, Steve Ehrlich; and nine grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were sisters Shirley Ann, Sharon Kay, and Sandra Sue; and a step-son, Doug Maddock.
A private memorial service was held Monday at Salem United Methodist Church in Zionsville.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Allen Funeral Home handled arrangements and online condolences may be shared at allenfuneralhome.org.