Christopher Todd Vaughan, 33, of Louisville, returned to his heavenly Father Dec. 3, 2011, at University of Louisville Hospital as a result of an auto accident on Nov. 27, 2011.
Chris was born in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 12, 1978, and graduated from Eastern High School in 1996. As a student, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Class Officer, Beta Club, member of the band and basketball team.
He received his Bachelor of Art in Communications from Georgetown College in 2000 and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
He was an Assistant Vice-President at Old National Bank, served on the board of Home of the Innocents and was a member of First Baptist Church of Middletown.
Chris’s life revolved around many things he loved: He was an avid U of L basketball and football fan, as well as a fan of the New England Patriots. He also enjoyed working out at LAC and dreamed of running in the Disney Marathon.
Music played a big part in Chris’s life. He played saxophone throughout his school years, participated in Kentucky Baptist Youth Choir and sang at many events throughout high school and college. He also played guitar in his younger years, recently renewing his interest.
Chris enjoyed his family vacations to Disney, which started at a young age. In November, he introduced his baby son, Tyler, to Mickey Mouse. Chris was looking forward to the years ahead sharing the magic of Disney with him as well as putting his son on Santa’s lap for his first Christmas.
Those who knew him will remember his great sense of humor and his infectious smile that would light up any room. He smiled biggest talking about his baby boy, whom he nicknamed “Taco.”
Chris was a loving husband, father, son and brother, and he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his brother Mark Allen, grandparents, Cleve and Lucile Hickman, John Vaughan Sr. and Virginia Vaughan.
Chris will be cherished and remembered by his wife Helen; son Tyler Allen; parents, John and Linda Vaughan; sisters, Lindsey Vaughan, Stacy Griffin (Jerry) and Shannon Ellingsen (Andy); also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
His funeral was Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Middletown, 11721 Main Street. Burial followed at Floydsburg Cemetery in Crestwood.
Memorials may be made to Home of the Innocents or the First Baptist Church Way Forward Fund.