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Eugene "Cotton" Durall Vaughan

September 1, 1930February 19, 2021
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Eugene “Cotton” Durall Vaughan, 90, Fulton, MO passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Cotton was born on September 1, 1930 in Nebo, IL the son of JW Bob and Ruth (Durall) Vaughan who preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the US Army, earning rank as Sergeant. On November 7, 1958 in Columbia, MO he was united in marriage to Dorothy “Dot” (Salmons) Vaughan who preceded him in death on December 6, 2019. Cotton and Dot went everywhere together, they were faithful members of Hopewell Baptist Church in New Bloomfield and enjoyed watching their grandchildren, Summer and Bo play sports. He worked for Missouri Department of Revenue in Jefferson City for many years. In 2007, he retired as the agent from Shelter Insurance in Fulton, MO. Cotton loved watching dirt track racing and riding the backroads where he grew up and telling stories of his past. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include: one son, Vance Vaughan of Fulton, MO; one daughter, Tonya Dean of Jefferson City, MO; two grandchildren, Summer Hunter (Derek) and Bo Dean (Brooke) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Duff and numerous brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Debo Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Dr. Bobby Snow officiating. Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton, MO with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central MO Honor Flight OR Young Life, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.

  • FAMILY

  • JW Bob Vaughan, Father (deceased)
  • Ruth (Durall) Vaughan, Mother (deceased)
  • Dorothy "Dot" (Salmons) Vaughan, Wife (deceased)
  • Vance Vaughan, Son
  • Tonya Dean, Daughter
  • Summer Hunter (Derek), Granddaughter
  • Bo Dean (Brooke), Grandson
  • Donald Duff, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bo Dean, Pallbearer
  • Derek Hunter, Pallbearer
  • Greg Salmons, Pallbearer
  • Garry Vaught, Pallbearer
  • Scott Oestreich, Pallbearer
  • Brad Salmons, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Memories

Eugene "Cotton" Durall Vaughan

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Nancy Conner Womack

February 25, 2021

Tonya and Vance, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I know he missed your Mom very much and wanted to be with her again. Both your parents were very special friends to my parents. I hope they are enjoying a great reunion on the other side.

John & Carolyn Rex

February 24, 2021

We extend our deepest sympathy to Vance and Tonya and the grandchildren.
We always enjoyed visiting with Cotton and Dot so many times at Church. We had such special times at Church dinners. We will be praying for all of you in the days ahead.
John & Carolyn Rex

john and carolyn rankin

February 24, 2021

we are very sorry to learn of cottons passing. the old coffee bunch is fading away. mom and are together again

David & Debbie Craighead

February 24, 2021

Tonya, our prayers and deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father. Prayers that a long, well lived life and wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time.

Roxanne and Dutch Verwys

February 23, 2021

Tonya and Vance, Bo and Summer, We are extending our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Dad. Your Dad was such a nice and caring person. We loved your Dad and Mom. Lots of fun times together. Praying for the Lord to surround each of you tomorrow and always with His comfort and peace.

Shawn Cockrum

February 23, 2021

We always loved visiting with Cotton, such a wise man. His laid-back style, he was always so cool. We feel very fortunate to have had him and Dot in our lives. He and Dot are together now.

Shawn and Lorna Cockrum

Lura Simcoe

February 22, 2021

Cotton was such a kind and good soul. I know he will be missed. Praying for the family and remembering him fondly.🙏🏻

Ronda Miller

February 22, 2021

Very sorry to hear about Cottons passing. He always had a smile and kind word. Prayers to the entire family.

Charlie and Judy Bland

February 22, 2021

We’re so sorry to learn of Cotton’s passing. He was a good coffee buddy. Please accept our sympathy. Charlie and Judy Bland

Randy and Vicky Giboney

February 22, 2021

Randy and I send our deepest condolences in the passing of Cotton. We have known Dot and Cotton several years. Cotton was a kind, compassionate man. May God comfort your hearts. Lifting your family up in prayer.

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