John Wesley Vaught
Dec 21, 1949 - Mar 9, 2017
John Wesley Vaught passed away on March 9, 2017. He was born near Sterling, Okla. on December 21, 1949 to Mart Guy Vaught and Iris Dee Vaught.
He graduated from Sterling High School. While in college, he enlisted with the Army Reserve 95th Division. John married Nancy Sanders, the love of his life on March 17, 1973. He graduated from Cameron University in May 1973 and later transferred into the Naval Reserve. He was accepted into the Aviation Officer Candidate School Pensacola, Fla. and ordered to begin active duty. He completed preliminary flight training and received his Navy Wings. John's active flying career began in Cubi Point, Philippines flying carrier on board deliver in support of the 7th Fleet carriers. He flew anti-submarine patrol flights based out of Jacksonville, Fla. and Glenview, Ill. John was the Deputy Director for Naval Reserve Officer Promotions in Washington, DC, and then returned to Glenview, Ill. where he retired from active service in 1995.
John and Nancy welcomed their daughter, Jillian, in January of 1993. They returned to Oklahoma and established a home in Edmond where John operated an environmental inspection business and was a real estate associate with Keller Williams Realty.
Family will receive guests from 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, and public viewing will be from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14 at Matthews Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Guthrie, OK with burial to follow at Sterling Cemetery in Sterling, OK.