Riddick Vaughan Jr.

November 14, 1942 - August 21, 2023

11/14/1942 - 08/21/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday September 02, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Riddick Vaughan Jr., a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on August 21, 2023, in Yorktown, Virginia. Affectionately known by his nickname Bubba.  He was born on November 14, 1942, in Ahoskie, North Carolina, and was the son of the late Riddick Vaughan Sr. and Virgie Sessoms Vaughan. Riddick was 80 years old at the time of his passing.

Throughout his life, Riddick had a fulfilling career that spanned multiple fields. After serving in transportation services in the Army, he retired and embarked on a second career as a postal carrier in the United States Postal Service. His dedication and hard work were evident in all aspects of his professional life.

Beyond his career, Riddick held a deep passion for fishing and his favorite football team Dallas Cowboys. It was through this hobby that he found solace and joy, creating lasting memories by the water’s edge. He also attended and was a member of the Masons, which allowed him to contribute to his community.

Riddick’s commitment to his country was exemplified by his service in the military, which earned him several noteworthy accolades. Among his accomplishments, Riddick was honored with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter M14, Marksman 45 Pistol, and 2 Overseas Bars. These achievements stand as a testament to his dedication and bravery.

Riddick will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his spouse Dora Wiggins Vaughan, his daughter Chandra Lenay Vaughan, his son Antonio Payne; his sisters Janet Richardson, Elaine Vaughan, Evelyn Vaughan, Minnie Vaughan, and his brother Joseph Vaughan along with numerous nieces and nephew. Their lives were enriched by Riddick’s presence, and he leaves behind cherished memories that will be treasured forever.

Although Riddick’s physical presence may no longer be with us, his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who loved him. May he find eternal peace, and may his memory forever be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
5 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Riddick Vaughan Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, Riddick Vaughan Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †