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Drop In Celebration of Life

Jay's Childhood Home
Saturday July 17th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Jay Vaughan

Jay Vaughan

Chesnee, SC.

Harold Jake “Jay” Vaughan Jr., 57, husband of April Vaughan passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Born October 4, 1963 in Greensboro, NC., he was the son of Mary Dannie Vaughan of Inman and the late Harold Jake Vaughan Sr. He received his Bachelors Degree from USC Upstate and was a Political Photographer for the South Carolina House of Representatives where he photographed many dignitaries such as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Henry McMaster, Vice President Dick Cheney, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and many others. He also worked for the South Carolina Film Commission for many years where he helped bring movies and films to the state.

He was also a freelance photographer for over 30 years working for Elysian Magazine, South Carolina Homes and Gardens Magazine, Discover Upcountry Magazine and G-Magazine just to name a few. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan, NASCAR fan, and always seeking a beautiful sunrise, an amazing mountain sunset and the perfect lightning storm.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, is his daughter, Grace Vaughan Perdue and husband Jon of Spartanburg; son, Jake Ellis Vaughan of the home, his beloved dog Milo and 3 sisters.

A drop-in celebration of life will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Saturday July 17, 2021 at his childhood home, 106 Lorraine Court, Spartanburg, SC 29307. Friends and family are encouraged to wear orange and purple.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.harrisnadeaumortuary.com

Harris-Nadeau Mortuary
Chesnee, SC.


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martin abrahams Jul 16 2021 7:05 PM

My dear friends Cathy, Della and Amy, I'm so saddened in the passing of Jay. I will be praying for you all. Please hug your mom for me and know you're in my thoughts and prayers!
With love,
Patti Greene

Patti Greene Jul 16 2021 10:33 AM

Jay took me under his wing as a freshman Legislator this year and showed me the ropes around the State House floor. He knew I was nervous and he also knew I hated my 1st picture and offered to re-do it a few weeks into session. He was a great gut and I want to tell you, his family, that I thank you for sharing him with ALL of us at the State House! He most certainly was a wonderful man.

Sandy McGarry Jul 15 2021 12:11 PM

Laura Jamison Fennell lit a candle for Jay Vaughan

Laura Jamison Fennell Jul 15 2021 10:51 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Wilson and I are so sorry.

Ann Kent Jul 15 2021 7:27 AM

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Jermaine Johnson Jul 15 2021 4:19 AM

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Annie E McDaniel Jul 15 2021 12:14 AM

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John King Jul 14 2021 5:34 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences upon the passing of Jay. I pray that God's many blessings will sustain your family during this difficult hour and that you will allow your faith in Him to be a source of great comfort. Jay's creative eye brought to life the happenings in the House of Representatives and the Statehouse through his excellent photography. His ready smile and willingness to help others were ever-present. He was my friend, and I will very much miss him. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Rep. Bill Taylor Jul 14 2021 4:51 PM

So sorry for your pain during this time of passing of your father. All we can do is pray for peace and strength. Long days ahead can bring great memories and cherished moments as well as pain from the loss of seeing your loved one. Stay strong by your memories and the knowledge that you will see him again.

Gary Threlkeld Jul 13 2021 10:32 PM