Charles Ray Vaughan, Sr.

June 25, 1961 - March 11, 2010

06/25/1961 - 03/11/2010

Past Services

Saturday March 13, 2010
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday March 14, 2010
3:00 pm
Sandy Run Baptist Church
310 E Church St
Roxobel, NC 27872
Additional Information:

The interment will follow the service at the Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery.

Mr. Charles Ray ‘Charlie’ Vaughan, Sr. age 48 died at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Charlie was born on June 25, 1961 and a native of Warren County. He graduated from John Graham High School in 1979. Charlie was married to Cindy Isles in 1981 and to this marriage was born two wonderful children. He was a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel. He served as deacon and worked with music and other special programs as the sound technician. Charlie was the chief of the Roxobel Volunteer Fire Department serving since June of 1985 and becoming chief in July of 1994. He owned and operated Vaughan’s Bin Service for some twenty eight years.

Charlie was a faithful and loving, husband, father, brother and friend. His love for his family and friends brought sunshine to everyone’s life.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Gertie Mae Pitchford Vaughan and Charlie James ‘Buddy’ Vaughan.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Isles Vaughan of the home, one daughter, Courtney Vaughan of Greenville, one son, Chase Vaughan of Roxobel, one brother, James Vaughan and his wife Kathy of Warrenton, one sister, Marian Franklin and her husband Reggie of Henderson, mother and father in law, Simmie and Janet Isles of Littleton, sister in law, Michelle Liles and her husband Timmy of Littleton, brother in law, Bobby Isles and his wife Dianne of Aurelian Springs.

If you wish to visit Charlie’s website to follow his journey, please visit

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Sarah W. Sykes
14 years ago

One of my most fond memories of Charlie was from years ago when my son was about seven years old.

John Colby and I were riding over to Rich Square to the funeral home to take something to Scott about 9:30 one night. John Colby ask me what time is was and I told him 9:30pm. He waited a short amount of time and ask me the time again and I gave him the time. He ask me again and again what time it was, so finally I said, “What difference does it make, what time it is?” John Colby said,”Mr. Charlie said they roll the bridge up between Scotland Neck and Rich Square at 11 o’clock each night and I want to make sure we are back across the bridge before 11 o’clock. I picked up the car phone and called Charlie, he was laughing so hard that the phone was shaking. This has been a running joke between John Colby and Charlie for years.

Charlie, you will be missed greatly. You had a smile that could light up a room and heart that could fill a room. I am, as are Scott, Sarah Gregory, and John Colby, so blessed to have had you in our lives. We will cherish the memories forever. We love you Charlie.

Pat Murphy
14 years ago

I know things are tough right now. Stay strong, and faithful.

We love you.

14 years ago

Cindy, Courtney and Chase,

I know this is a tough weekend for you and I wish sooooo bad I could be with you all! Happy Easter and k now my heart is right there with you all! LOVE THE VIDEO!


Floyd & Mona Taylor
14 years ago

Cindy, you and children have been in our thought and prayers from the beginning. Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Charlie. He was a great man, husband and father. He was a great example for his children and neighboring youth. The world needs more men like Charlie. Luv you Cindy. Keep smiling. He’s watching you.

Bobbie Armstrong
14 years ago

Dear Cindy, Courtney, and Chase

The picture of Charlie represents everything he was. I know that he will be missed by everyone that was ever touched by him. You all have been so blessed to have had him in your family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.


Don, Bobbie and Meredith Armstrong

John and Nancy Gunnells
14 years ago

Prayers and love to you Cindy, Courtney and Chase. We have been thinking of you a lot. Now our little Kayla has another person to watch out for her in heaven. Wonder if Charlie will call her Kayla “Gunkells”…he always called John that. Love and special blessings to you all.

Angela Isles
14 years ago

I can only imagine the number of folks Charlie is making smile right now. The selfish part of me grieves and wishes Charlie was still with us, the unselfish part of me is shedding tears of joy for Charlie to be out of the pain and suffering. My prayer is that you three will find peace in knowing Charlie is in a better place and is enjoying his parents, his nephew, Bigmama and Bigdaddy, Bernice Jr, Jaybird and the many others who welcomed him at the Golden Gate.

Love you all


Holly morris
14 years ago

Courtney and family-

It was a privelage to have known Mr. Charlie. I knew he was a very special person, from the moment I met him. Heaven has gained a precious angel and we are very lucky to have him watching over us. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you now as they have been since day 1 of his diagnosis.

Gopher and Connie Vaughan
14 years ago

Cindy,Courtney and Chase: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a wonderful service and tribute to Charlie. Take care.

Cindy & Tim McNeill
14 years ago

I LOVE the picture of Charlie in his hunting attire! What a smile!

I wish I could’ve met him in person.

Blessings…Cindy & Tim McNeill

North Augusta, SC