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“Sorry to here of John's passing. He was a great coworker, friend and all around person. Will miss you and remember all the good times working...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: glen Womack - EAST LEROY, MI, MI

“Marla was so sorry to read about John passing. I lost my brother Wendell 19yrs ago and it's still hard. Been trying to find you on Facebook for...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Becki Rainey - Battle Creek, MI

“John was a great man to work with and a wonderful friend. He made the world a better place. I will miss him! ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Don Baker - Minden, NV - friend

“Sorry to hear about John. Hey was a good guy and liked by everyone. He will be remembered fondly. My condolences to the family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: David Heyduck - Coworker

“I was saddened to hear the news about Big John. All my memories are fond and my love for the family is deep. I'm here for Lil' John and fam anytime...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jon Jeffries - Oolitic, IN

“John was family & a dear friend always. Love to all. Would like to be there to share ypiur grief time but circumstances prevent. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Danny Jeffries - Greensburg, KY

“Avis and klusman you sure will be missed talking to you everyday for the last many years you will never be forgotten in my heart and in my soul I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Avis Klusman - Chandler, NC

“So sorry John was a outstanding man I worked with John for many years he was a very hard worker and very fun to work with. Being a car guy myself we...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mark Phillips - Battle Creek, MI

“I liked talking cars with John.This man had vast knowledge of older vehicles. We would watch car auctions at Thanksgiving. Rest in peace. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: James Lucas - Battle Creek, MI


John E. Vaughn, age 67, of Battle Creek, passed away Monday evening October 12, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. He was born in Battle Creek on March 24, 1953, the son of Frederick E. and Laurene E. (Badger) Vaughn and attended Battle Creek Public Schools. John retired from the Kellogg Company in 2006 after more than 36 years of service.
John is survived by his children, John L. (Heather) Vaughn and Elli Vaughn, both of Battle Creek; six grandchildren, Pamela (Brad), Jacob (Ashley), Emmanuel, Dorothy, Corrine and Eva; his brother, Thomas Vaughn; his sister, Marla (Dennis) Smith; and several nieces, nephews, and good friends. He was sadly preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Eva L. Vaughn in 2015; his sister, Joan Lewis; and his niece, Tara Vaughn.
John was a member of the Salvation Army Church in Battle Creek and the Kellogg 25-Year Club. A total "Car Buff", John had many Classic cars and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his friends at Car Shows and Flea Markets, where he would always say "Buy High & Sell Low"!!
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 16th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. The family would like everyone to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th for one final "Car Ride" with John as they travel to Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery where a graveside service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The service will be Live-Streamed and may be viewed on the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook page or by visiting https://vimeo.com/event/374143. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Salvation Army Church of Battle Creek. Please join the family for a luncheon at the American Legion Post #298 228 N. 20th Street, Springfield immediately following the service. Please use the parking & entrance in back of building.