Arthur had lived in Bloomfield most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloom-field.
On Sept. 23, 1967, he married Geneva Davis in Essex, Mo.
Surviving are his wife, Geneva Vaughn of Bloomfield; five sons, DeWitt Vaughn of Middleton, Mo., James Vaughn of Dexter, Richard Vaughn, Loyd Wills, Jr., and John Wills, all of Bloomfield; four daughters, Gloria Damron of Boise City, Okla., Alice Faye Vaughn of Middleton, Mo., Becky Odum of Essex, and Vicky Wilson of Bloomfield; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Rolla Lee Vaughn, Jerry Vaughn and Randy Vaughn, all of Dexter, Ronnie Vaughn of Holy Rude, Kan., and Dale Vaughn of Bloomfield; and four sisters, Betty Horn and Sharon Gaughan, both of Bloomfield, Rose Champion of Iola, Kan., and Barbara Davis of DeSoto, Mo. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry and Eugene Vaughn; and one sister, Brenda Link.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday Jan. 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Dudley Hamilton of Morehouse officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.