Lewisville Councilman Leroy Vaughn Dead at Age 70


Lewisville Police Captain Casey Carter said that all indications pointed to a death from natural causes. Carter said that Vaughn was found by his elderly mother. Because of the circumstances of his health at the time of his death, Vaughn’s doctor did not order an autopsy. It was not immediately known how long he had been dead before being found.

Leroy Vaughn posed at the city council dais after the meeting on Jan. 23. (Photo by Steve Southwell)

Vaughn had been in failing health for the past few years, being hospitalized at least twice, and missing numerous city council meetings.

He had been nearly run over by a car while putting out signs for his last re-election campaign, and tripped over a curb jumping out of the way.

Councilman Neil Ferguson said that complications from an infection related to an untreated injury from that led to more health problems.  An adverse reaction to a drug when he finally was treated led to his hospitalization.

More recently, he was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons causing him to miss several council meetings.  He was present at the last city council meeting, but still suffering observable health problems.

He was first elected to the Lewisville City Council in 2011.  He served on the council in Place 1 until he died.

Prior to his time on council he served in numerous volunteer capacities for the City of Lewisville on various committees and boards. He had also been active with the Denton County Democratic Party.

In his time on Council, he served as Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, and represented the City of Lewisville with the National League of Cities, serving on their Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee.

A retired firefighter from Davis, California, where he served 19 years attaining the rank of Captain, he spent his later days as a real estate investor for his own business, Voninamillion Home Solutions.

He held a masters degree in public affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas.


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