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Leonard Vaughan, Jr.

May 23, 1945 - June 8, 2023

Leonard Vaughan, Jr., 78, of Lynchburg, Virginia finished this life’s journey on June 8, 2023.  He was the son of the late Leonard Vaughan, Sr. and Minerva Freeman Glass, both of whom predeceased him in his journey of life. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother Larry Vaughan.

Leonard was born on May 23, 1945, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He attended Dunbar High School and Central Virginia Community College, later becoming an entrepreneur as a self-employed contractor. Leonard was an avid fisherman, exploring fishing expeditions with one of his closest friends’ Jerome Dillard. In addition to fishing, he also enjoyed bowling, working puzzles, and watching golf. Prior to his health declining, Leonard attended Tree of Life Ministries and other churches in the Lynchburg community.

Those left to cherish his precious memories are his children: Patsy Vaughan-Anderson (Gary), Michelle Grange, Anthony Vaughan, Rodney Vaughan (Regina), and Jharan Marshall-Vaughan. In addition to his children, he will be sorely missed by his one and only sister, Mary Thornhill, and her devoted daughter, Ayonna Harris, who will truly miss her “champ.” His 12 grandchildren will miss their grandad, as well as, his beloved three great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, family, and many loving friends in the community.

A visitation will be held on June 11, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory on Breezewood Drive in Lynchburg.  A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 12 p.m. this service also taking place at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.  The interment will take place at Presbyterian Cemetery located at 2020 Grace Street, Lynchburg, Virginia immediately following his celebration of life.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.


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If only I had known how short the time would have been, I would have made more effort to spend time with my brother from another mother. One day I will get to see you and we will have nothing but time. Until then my friend, take your rest. Will miss you but know that you are resting in a place where there is no sickness. Gone but not forgotten! Barbara Dalton

Posted by Barbara Dalton on June 14, 2023

My condolences goes out to the family! John Jefferson & Family

Posted by John Jefferson on June 13, 2023

Grandpa. I remember when we took this picture… I only went for the snacks but you told me I had to fish too 😂. I had you bait my hook because I didn’t want to touch it it because it looked gross you were laughing at me because of it. But fishing was your favorite and you did it with such ease while I had no patience and thought that every small blow of the wind was a fish in my hook. Nevar, or as you called him “Roscoe” was having the time of his life! I will miss you dearly grandpa. I love you.

Posted by Raven Russell on June 13, 2023

71 years of brotherhood…until we meet again. Len (Deacon) you will be truly missed! Sending my deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Carl Lewis on June 13, 2023

Dad, words cannot express how much I will miss seeing your face. I take comfort in knowing that you are Heaven amongst family and friends rejoicing! I will continue to make you proud and fulfill all of your wishes. Love you forever and always..your daughter Patsy ❤️

Posted by Patsy on June 12, 2023

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Posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2023

So sorry to hear bout the passing of Len. He was one of the good guys. He was always helping someone. His race is done he has completed what God had designed for him to do. May you all find comfort in knowing that he is resting with Jesus now.

Posted by Tina Hall on June 11, 2023

Dear Friend, guess I thought you’d live forever. I’m truly saddened that you had to go, but blessed to have known you. Dance with the Angels my friend, they have truly gained a beautiful, sweet soul. Love Always

Posted by Clarissa on June 11, 2023

Sending prayers of comfort as well as heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Leonard Vaughan. Lynn as I known him to be was a kind and gentle man, never in the time I've known him did he speak an unkind word to me. He smile alot and had a heart so large that made him a pure gentleman. I can always remember him say8ng I'm going to check on mother,know he's walking around heaven arm and arm with her. He will truly be missed by a great number of people. As the word says "Earth holds no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Rest in Paradise my dear friend.

Posted by Atrica Haskins on June 10, 2023

Uncle, I don't know where to start. Your journey seemed so long, but you endured, and completed this life's journey. Thank you for EVERYTHING you did for me, I am forever grateful. I can't imagine life without you, but I promise to continue to make you proud. Despite your health during the last few months, you still smiled and provided me with the wisdom any uncle would give his niece. Champ, I'm truly going to miss you.....

Posted by Ayonna on June 9, 2023

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