Josh "Hollywood" Vaughn

June 1, 1979December 18, 2012
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Joshua Lamar "Hollywood" Vaughn, 33, of Charlotte, NC, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

He was born on June 1, 1979 in Charlotte, NC, son of Calvin Lamar Vaughn of Charlotte, NC and Maggie Fisher Owens of Dandridge, TN.

Despite living with Cystic Fibrosis, Josh lived life fully, playing baseball and football as a child, adding golf, motorcycle riding and shag dancing. He had the perfect personality for his work as a DJ for Blacktop Entertainment where he worked for ten years. His passion for life and his family endeared him to those that knew him.

Josh received a double lung transplant at UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill in 2008 and upon returning to Charlotte had a fabulous tattoo depicting a set of lungs with the words “Faith” and “Hope” tattooed onto his back. He was an active advocate for organ donation and volunteered his time at Life Share of the Carolinas.

Josh is survived by his Father Calvin Lamar Vaughn and wife Tracee, his Mother Maggie Fisher Owens and husband Rick, his Sister Michelle Vaughn Smith and husband Derek, his Brother Garrett Chance Vaughn, and his Aunt Claire Fisher Lawrence and husband Bruce, along with many other aunts, uncles and cousins. He was deeply loved by all.

Carolinas Cornerstone Church, Ft. Mill, SC. is the location for both the visitation, 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, and Josh’s Celebration of Life service, 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 22.

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Memorials in Josh’s name may be sent to Life Share of the Carolinas, 5000 D Airport Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208.


  • Greeting of Friends Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Dawn (Wilco)

March 17, 2013

Didnt knw him... But I knw his sister Michelle... If he was anything like her. He was a sweet,kind hearted,wonderful person. Lov U Michelle

Randi Helms

January 2, 2013

To the entire family, I pray god gives you peace and comfort. Josh, I love you & miss you so much. You have always had a piece of my heart and always will! Love you always, Randi

Debbie Rhyner

December 27, 2012

Maggie, Michelle, and Lamar, my deepest sympathies to each of you. I took care of Josh often during his many hospitalizations at Presby Peds. He left a lasting influence, I loved his zest for life and his great smile.
You will all be in my prayers,
Debbie Walters Rhyner

Lita Brooker

December 27, 2012

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chuck Easley

December 26, 2012

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

December 24, 2012

Josh, your smile and enthusiasm for live will always be remembered. Dance with God and the angels now. Sylvia Soles and Family

Jenna Walter, PT

December 23, 2012

Josh, from the first day that I met u I was inspired. Inspired to be better and more so to help you get better. You are with God now and are no longer suffering. My life is forever changed since working along side you and your wonderful family. I promised you a ride on your bike and some how I know your in heaven right now burning rubber with a smile on your face. You will be missed.

December 23, 2012

Josh, I will never forget you. What a personality you always were. I can still see you and Adam riding bicycles and playing baseball. Rest in peace until we see you again.

Dawn Tyson

December 22, 2012

I know your dancing away in heaven. You will be missed. Much love to you and your family.

UnJou Carroll

December 22, 2012

Josh Vaughn/Chance Family: I will always remember the very first day I met you and then your wonderful family, including Claire and Bruce! The memories and times we shared over the years will never be forgotten but priceless treasures. I'm so blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of your life. Remember what you told me a few months ago, "we have been through a lot over the years, good and bad times, and it's all worth keeping." You are exactly right, I will always remember and cherish all the memories. You will always hold a special place in my heart.......Love You Always, UnJou