Lucas Timothy Vaughn, 39, of Lathrop, Mo., passed away June 28, 2020 in Polo, Mo.
Lucas was born February 28, 1981 in Coffeyville, Kans., to Carla Johnson and Tim Vaughn.
Lucas graduated from Independence High School in Independence, Kans., in 2000. Lucas was a certified welder and alignment tech. He worked in the oil fields in southeast Kansas.
Lucas started his fighting career in 1998, boxing for the Kansas City Golden Gloves and won his first championship in 1999. Lucas went on to fight MMA for many years and holds a record of 8-1. Lucas was forced to retire after a motorcycle accident left him with a traumatic brain injury in 2011. Lucas also enjoyed looking for and finding four leaf clovers, attending rock concerts, playing bass guitar in a band and spending time with his family and friends.
Lucas is survived by his mother, Carla Noftsger, of Lathrop, Mo.; father, Tim Vaughn, of Elk City, Kans.; son, Timothy W. Vaughn, of Liberty, Mo.; girlfriend, Karrie James, of Polo, Mo.; two sisters, Cassie Yeubanks and husband Lee, of Turney, Mo., and Dawna Lee of Texas; niece, Kolby Caldwell and fiancé Trayton Shinneman, of Lathrop, Mo.; nephew, Lee Wickstrom Jr., of Turney, Mo.; great nephew, Tucker Shinneman, of Lathrop, Mo.; and his dog, Opie.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Turney United Methodist Church. A gathering will follow at the Turney Community Center.
Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss.
Lucas you are going to be missed so much. I loved your Spunk and eagerness. Nothing ever stopped you from accomplishing what you wanted. RIP
Cassie and Carla, my heart breaks for you. There are no words I can say that will ease your pain. Carla, losing a child is the hardest thing you will ever endure. Just know he will always be by your side.
I love you Brother! Fly with the Angels! Your such a remarkable dude. You will be missed by all your loved ones, brothers and friends! Rest in peace.
I only met him once but I felt like I knew him already Tru Karrie in that one meeting. I found him to be charismatic and intense with a beautiful kind heart and the world has lost an Awesome Person. It saddens me that I’ll never have the chance to talk to or listen to him talk. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Fly High Lucas RIP
My heart breaks for you both. So sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family.
I believe it was 2003 when I had the good fortune of meeting Lucas. To say that Lucas helped me out would be an understatement to say the least. At the time I was lost and broken. I had nothing to offer him but that didn’t stop him from taking me under his wing. At a point when I couldn’t have felt more hopeless or discouraged Lucas helped me to my feet. He lifted me up and reassured me and gave me guidance and the confidence that I needed to make it through what I was facing at that time and to this day I find myself looking back to his advice that he gave me them years ago to help me get by. Lucas always treated me like a brother and if he ever heard me say that he would probably say something like ” that’s because we are brothers”. My sincere Condolences to all his friends and family. I know he will be greatly missed.
Steven B Young
We were brought back together again! Just starting out living on our own, there was no way I could handle Lucas the next 20 years lol.. we both had our own soul searching and growing to do.. I never thought 21 years later ,I’d be looking at him with those eyes, and his arms all over again. I’m not sure anyone could ever love me as much as Lucas did.. he was an old soul, and genuinely cared about people .. Lucas was one of the best people to have ever roamed the earth! I am thankful for the time we got to spend together just wish there would have been more of it!!!! I love you Lucas!!