Johnny Vaught

  • Born: September 18, 1944
  • Died: September 11, 2018
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Wigdon Vaught (Johnny) passed away on September 11, 2018. Johnny was born in San Antonio on September 18, 1944. He grew up in Austin and graduated from McCallum High School in 1962.

Johnny was active in a gone but not forgotten family business, Vaught's Nursery on Burnet Road. He enjoyed Travel, the Outdoors, the Gulf Coast and Highland Lakes.

In 1981, Johnny founded the B.S.Cookers Barbecue Cook Off Team to compete in the first Cookoff at the Austin Livestock Show and Rodeo held on the grounds of the old City Coliseum. Johnny's legacy will continue as the B. S. Cookers are "Still Smokin" after 37 continuous years.

Johnny is survived by his daughter, Dr. Leslie Vaught Fuller (husband George); his son, Jay Vaught; his nephew, Chris Keyser; a long-time friend, Teresa "T" Lee; and many other friends.

He is predeceased by his wife, Kim Keyser Vaught; his parents, Patricia W. Vaught-Davis and John Barton Vaught; and his son, Barty Vaught.

A Celebration of Life, probably including BBQ, will be scheduled at a future date.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Condolences to Johnny's family. He was a good man and our family enjoyed his company on many occasions. He will be missed. ❤Deanna, Brooke and Parker Cone and Gary and Jayne Gilbert

Posted by Deanna Cone - Houston, TX - Friend   December 30, 2018

I have been a really good friend of Johnny Vaught's since 1980. I was a best friend of his wife, Kim.
We traveled Europe together for twenty years, enjoying every aspect of our travels. He was a very kind
and dear friend throughout the years and was always there to help anyone in need. I will miss him dearly. I pray his soul is now at peace.

Posted by Jimmie Tunnell - Dallas, TX - Friend   October 20, 2018

Johnny and I in 1990.

Posted by Leslie Fuller - Glenwood Springs, CO - daughter   September 22, 2018

Great pic of Johnny in his 30's

Posted by Leslie Fuller - Glenwood Springs, CO - daughter   September 22, 2018

I have fond memories of many fishing trips with Johnny and friends and Kim on the gulf coast. He was a true friend and confidant and will be sorely missed. On this day, his birthday I'll raise a glass in his honor and wish him eternal happiness and peace.

Posted by Charles Alexander - Austin, TX - Friend   September 18, 2018

Johnny was a good neighbor and I enjoyed his friendship for 35 years. I am sad to learn of his passing. I want to express my deep condolences to his family.

Posted by Mike Hart - Austin, TX - Neighbor   September 18, 2018

I haven't thought about Johnny in a long time. For some reason last night I decided to google him. So sorry to see this. Johnny and Vaught Nursery were a big part of my young life. Sending condolences to Jay and Leslie.

Posted by Kevin Tully - Johnson City, TX - Friend   September 14, 2018

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