Claude Lawrence “Larry” Vaughan III

Claude Lawrence “Larry” Vaughan III

May 11, 1942 – September 6, 2022

WENDELL – Claude Lawrence “Larry” Vaughan III, 80, made his transition from this life on Tuesday, September 6.  He was born May 11, 1942 in Bibb County, GA to the late Claude Lawrence and Francanna Clark Vaughan, Jr.  Larry was raised in Shelby, NC, became an Eagle Scout and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from N.C. State.  He owned a business working as a Landscape Architect.  Doing what you love and loving what you do was evident away from work by his pure enjoyment for being outdoors, caring for his plants and working in the yard.     First and foremost, all his family he loved!  Road trips around the United States of America. His Cheshire cat smile would make everyone laugh. He could tell you Latin names of trees and plants along the road when on family travels.  Larry was also once President of the Wendell Rotary Club, winner of the Paul Harris Award and a member of the Wendell Planning Board. He was preceded by siblings, Bruce Vaughan & Francanna “Anna” Vaughan Matthews.

Larry is survived by his wife, Anne Bilisoly Vaughan; children, Bourke Vaughan (Amanda) and Francanna Wilson Vaughan; grandchildren, Jonah Bourke Vaughan and Micha David Lawrence Vaughan; brother, Alan Grady Vaughan (June), sisters-in-law, Lucrece Glover (Danny), Elizabeth “Beth” Potter (Ed), numerous nieces, nephews, & extended family.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made the American Society of Landscape Architects, or your local Rotary Club.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, September 11 at 2:00pm with visitation following the service at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St, Wendell, NC 27591.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Wendell.


  • Tom Bilisoly – Austin, TX Posted September 9, 2022 7:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! I will keep Larry & all the family in my prayers.

  • Frank and Melissa Bilisoly Posted September 10, 2022 4:39 pm

    Our deepest condolences to all the family for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

  • Martha Beck Posted September 11, 2022 12:12 am

    We were so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s wonderful grace and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you during this difficult time.

  • Dave Beck Posted September 11, 2022 9:20 am

    So sorry for your loss thinking of you all during this time.

  • Bruce and Margie Lynch Posted September 11, 2022 12:58 pm

    Anne, Bruce and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Larry terribly and we will always remember how he enjoyed our Super Bowl parties.

  • Yona Owens Posted October 6, 2022 5:11 am

    Anne, I was so happy to meet you and Larry at Minnie’s potluck some years ago. We’ve certainly had some challenges since then but now have more in common in loss of our companions. I’m sure Larry will remain in your heart and in your memories as he will for so many others.

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