Phillip G. Vaughn, Junior, formerly the city manager of Karnesville, and three times elected to the Texas State Legislature representing Karnes County, died on Saturday, 23 September, 2018 in San Antonio following a long illness. Mr. Vaughn, 74, was the son of Phillip G. Vaughn, Senior, and Mary Bodie Vaughn, of Luna City. He graduated from Luna City High School in 1962, and attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he studied history and public administration. Upon graduation, he served two years in the US Army, fulfilling his draft obligation. In June, 1969, he married Myrna Everett in the First Methodist Church of Luna City, where they subsequently made their home. Phillip Vaughn was employed as a manager by various firms in Beeville, Victoria, and Karnesville. Developing an interest in politics, he was elected to Luna City’s town council in the early 1970s, followed by four terms in the State Legislature. A public-spirited citizen, upon defeat for a fifth term, Phillip Vaughn was offered a position on the board of trustees for San Antonio’s Incarnate Word University, where he served until increasing ill-health forced him to retire from public life in 1996.

Phillip Vaughn is survived by his wife, Myrna, son, Joseph P. Vaughn of Luna City, daughter-in-law Jessica Abernathy-Vaughn, and a grandson, Joseph James Vaughn. A memorial service will be held at Croker Methodist Church in San Antonio on Wednesday, September 27, at 11 AM. Interment will be at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, friends and admirers are asked to donate to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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  1. It made me a little sad to read this. I feel badly for Joe, which speaks to your writing when I feel sad for a fictional character! I don’t recall offhand whether we ever heard much about Joe’s parents in the series. Will have to go back and check.

    • No, there’s only been a brief mention of his parents, living in San Antonio and being unable to babysit because they were on a cruise. This is a set-up for Joe’s mother to return to town …