On October 29, 1971, Vaughn Avery Lawson was born to Patrick Leon Lawson and Bobbie Nell Lilly in Tachikawa, Tokyo Japan. Vaughn was the baby of five children. Vaughn had two sisters that he loved so dear Ruthie, who he called his second mother and Patricia, who he had missed dearly, and always tried to keep her memory alive. Along with two brothers Greg Sr., was more than a big brother, he was like a father figure. Patrick Sr. would always send him things while serving as an Army Medic. He couldn’t wait for the next box to come. Vaughn loved his family so much; he missed his father profusely. Vaughn never knew how much his father loved him until his dad passed away and Vaughn found all the articles and pictures that his dad had saved of him. Vaughn was his momma’s baby, there was nothing he would not do for her.
Around the year 1974, Vaughn’s family settled down in Mead Valley, California after his father TSGT Pat Lawson finished serving our Country.
Growing up Vaughn played football, basketball, shot put, disc, baseball, and ran track. Vaughn would say “He was great at everything and there was nothing he could not do.” He was an all-around athlete. Vaughn’s passion was football, he went from All Stars to All American to playing college football. Vaughn could not continue to play football due to knee injuries received when younger.
Vaughn took his talent and skills and started coaching in Perris, Riverside and Orange County. He coached many kids, but the best kids he enjoyed coaching were his own along with his nephews. Yes, Vaughn would push them and expect more from them than the rest of the team, but like Vaughn would say “They are a part of me, and they can do it.”
Vaughn was a hard-working man; he held many jobs, but the two most important ones were with Santa Ana Unified School District and North Orange Christian Church, whatever Vaughn could do for you he would without hesitation.
Vaughn was a man of Christ and tried to speak GOD’s word to let people know how important it is to have a relationship with GOD. To cherish his memories, Vaughn leaves behind his wife Lisa, 7 children, grandchildren, his mother, two brothers, one sister, nieces & nephews, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, other family members, and friends.
Vaughn would say “I have no manual on how to be a man, dad or husband, but I try to ask GOD to help me.”
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