July 1, 1936. – May 1, 2022
Harvie Rex Vaughan, 85, died on May 1, 2022. Rex was born on July 1, 1936, the 4th of 5 children of Harvie Leslie Vaughan and Maggie Jane Larrew Vaughan, in Frederick, Oklahoma. After graduating from Frederick High School in 1954, Rex attended Oklahoma City University, where he met the love of his life and wife of 64 years, Sacra Nan Faull Vaughan. Rex and Sacra married on January 30, 1958. After they both graduated from OCU later in 1958, they moved to Evanston, Illinois, where Rex attended Garrett Theological Seminary. After graduation from Garrett, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church in the Oklahoma Conference. In 1970, they moved from Oklahoma City to Chicago, IL, with the Ecumenical Institute. After a year in Chicago, they moved to Atlanta GA. Rex worked for Fulton County in their Finance Department from 1970-1981, when he moved to the Finance Department of DeKalb County, where he worked until he retired in 2001.
Rex had many passions in life, among them gardening, reading, traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, and telling bad jokes. Rex had friends from every part and place of his life. He and Sacra loved traveling and meeting new friends around the world. Perhaps his greatest joy were his grandchildren: Xander, Nick, Sally and Jake. Rex shared all of his passions with his grandchildren and was always their biggest fan. Rex was a long-time member of the Knox-Peabody Sunday school class at Decatur First United Methodist Church and a long-time supporter of Decatur Cooperative Ministry.