Celebrating the life of

Daniel Scott Vaughan

Passed away on July 14, 2021

Daniel cared about people in the purest of ways. He loved them for who they were and asked nothing in return.

Daniel Scott Vaughan

Daniel Scott Vaughan, age 27, passed away on July 14, 2021.

Daniel was a 2012 graduate of Islands High School. He had a love of cooking and for years was employed in numerous fine dining venues in Savannah and California.  He had a passion for music of all genres and enjoyed attending concerts, playing piano, and singing.  Most of all he loved his family.

Daniel was a member of the Order of Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Troop 16.  He achieved his Eagle Scout rank in 2011.  His environmental project earned him a county wide proclamation.

Born October 12, 1993, Daniel was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.  Raised to know and love God, Daniel was surrounded by friends and family who loved him and loved the Lord.  He was a member of Emmaus and Chrysalis Communities.

Since Daniel’s death, many have written and spoken about how special he was and how fortunate they were to have known him.  They note his shy smile and the warmth, depth, and intelligence behind it.  Daniel had piercing good looks – tall, dark, and handsome, and on the inside a sensitivity, humility, and compassion for all.  He had an intense knowledge of matters close to his heart.  Daniel cared about people in the purest of ways.  He loved them for who they were and asked nothing in return.  No matter the situation, he was always a gentleman.  Most of all, they remember the sheer pleasure of his company; how free they were to be themselves around him and how much they will miss him.

Daniel is no longer in pain and finally at peace.  He is set free, smiling and strong, waiting for the day he can reunite with his loved ones. 

He is survived by his parents, Sallie and Scott Vaughan; a brother, William Vaughan; and beloved uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Betty and Oscar Crosby, and paternal grandparents, Lillian and Ollie Vaughan.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be given in his memory to Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, 412 Parkersburg Rd., Savannah, GA 31406 and To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), P.O. Box 2203, Melbourne, FL  32902 or




Scott, my heart hurts for you and your family! I’m so sorry We love y’all and are praying for Gods healing over you guys

- Rock Reed, Sav, GA

Dear Sally and Scott, We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your son, Daniel. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our hearts are with you during this time of great sorrow and pain. Love, Lisa and Joe

- Mulherin, Savannah, Georgia

Scott and Sally always here for you. Reggie and Sherry.

- Reggie Feathers, savannah, GA

Jim and I are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Hugs to all of you. You are very special friends.

- Diane King, SAVANNAH, GA

Sallie, Scott and family, Sending love and prayers. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to all. May God comfort you today and always. With deepest sympathies Denise and family

- Denise Cowart-Rahn, Bloomingdale, Ga.

Scott and family, I pray that you will feel the prayers of all the friends and family who are praying for you. May God fill you with a peace that passes understanding during this difficult and heartbreaking time.

- Jody Lee, Savannah, Georgia

Sallie & Scott, Chris and I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Daniel. My heart breaks for you and your family. I hope he is at peace now. You are in our prayers.

- Betty Ann & Chris Di Silvestro , Savannah , GA

Sally and Scott, I am so sorry to hear about Daniel. Deepest condolences.

- Kathy Wright , Savannah, Ga

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Scott and Family, my heart is so saddened for you all. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your entire family.

- Brenda Krause, Savannah, GA

Dear Sallie and Scott,we are so very sorry to learn of your son passing away.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.May God grant you peace and comfort during the days ahead.We love you,Mike and Nancy Martin

- Nancy Martin, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Scott and Sally, I can't imagine your pain, Love prayers and blessings to you and your family

- Donna and Larry Piper, Tybee Island, Georgia

Scott and Sally I am so sorry for the loss of your son Daniel. We will continue praying for Gods comfort for your family as you mourn his passing.

- Tonda Malone , Springfield , Ga

Scott and Sally, there are no words. We are praying for you. Much love, Bubba and Debbie

- Debra R Hughes, Savannah, GA

Sally and Scott, our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family. We know God will provide strength for you.

- Judi and Ralph Woods, Savannah, GA

Words cannot express our sadness. We wish for the comfort of God to help you and your family through this difficult time.

- Jakki Shiley and Brianna Palmer, Bloomingdale, GA

I am so sorry for the loss of Daniel,There is nothing I can say to take the pain away.Daniel you will be missed by many,Thanks For being so sweet and kind.(Betty Dutch Island Gate

- Betty W Arnett, Savannah, GA

Dear Scott and Sally, Kelly and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are asking God to hold you close as He comforts and sustains you in your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you anytime.

- Shana and Kelly Standard, Savannah, GA

Scott, yall have our heart felt sympathy.

- Bob and Jo -Beth Mills, Sylvania, Georgia

God bless you and your family. I belong to Jesters with Scott. At this time of sorrow may you receive much support and love from those around you.

- Carlos Looper, Tybee Island, GA

Scott and Sallie, So sorry to hear about your son, Daniel. Please accept our deepest condolences, as our thoughts and prayers are with you. Alethia and Larry Shelton

- Larry Shelton, Savannah, GA

Scott and Sally - Our deepest condolences for your loss. You family is in our prayers.

- Brent and Janey Conley, Pembroke, GA

Scott and Sally - My heart and prayers are with you. Ga.

- Georgia Miller ,(Hancock), Richmond Hill, Ga.

Scott and Sallie, we are saddened to hear of the loss of your son, praying for your comfort in all of the memories.. Ed and Beth Cope

- Ed Cope, Savannah , Ga.

Sally & Scott. Saddened to learn about the loss of your son. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen & Lydia Cheshire

- Stephen & Lydia Cheshire, Savannah, Ga

Sally & Scott. Saddened to learn about the loss of your son. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen & Lydia Cheshire

- Stephen & Lydia Cheshire, Savannah, Ga

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There are no words that I have that will bring you peace, but please know, I will be praying for your family to be surrounded by love.

- Tonya Sills, Savannah, GA

Scott and Sally, our hearts are broken for you. Please know we are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers. Stephen and Shannon Gray

- Stephen & Shannon Gray, Savannah, GA

So very sorry for your loss.. May God hold you and comfort you and give you peace. As a minister once said,"God did not take your son...but He has him now." That helped us in our loss of our son...praying it also helps you.

- Ike LaRoche family, Pooler, Ga

We are so very sorry and praying for you all! Our love for Daniel and your family is forever, as well as, all our wonderful memories.May God's love bring you peace.

- Michael, Karen, Allison and Katherine Lemack, Savannah, Ga

Sallie, I know you fought a tough battle, but know he is not hurting anymore. Keep yourself strong and know that he loved you all. He will live on through your memories.

- Lisa Swinson, Dawsonville, GA

Praying for you and your loved ones.May his memory be a blessing.

- Jeffrey and Stacy Lasky, Savannah, Ga.

I only knew Daniel through his Facebook posts. I saw a man who was passionate about many things-his family, his dog, politics, and cooking. I was often impressed with his ability to communicate so articulately. I know your hearts ache, but hold tightly to the hope that you will be together one day and, in the meantime, Daniel is happy and free.

- Lynn Vaughan, West Palm Bch, FL

Your family will continue to be on our hearts and in our prayers.

- Jane & Peter Thacher, Savannah, GA

So very sorry.

- Greg and Theresa Sapp, Savannah, Ga

Scott and Sallie, Ron and I are so very sorry for your devastating loss. May Daniel’s memory be a blessing to you all as you move forward.

- Donna Cohen, Savannah, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss.

- Jay White, Bessemer, Alabama

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Scott,Sallie and family, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss of your precious son. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Donna and Steve

- Donna McCutchen and Steve Lingle, guyton, GA

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers are lifted for you all. We love you.

- Jahn Burgstiner, Loganville, Ga

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Sally and Scott,I’m so sorry for your loss,I was blessed to meet Daniel though Oscar and I will pray that you will find comfort in our lord and will keep y’all in my love and prayers

- Kelly Schlesinger , Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to All of you.

- Lee Ciucevich , Savannah , Ga.

Sallie, I love you so much! Your precious family will be in my prayers.

- Susan Ellenwood , Savannah , Ga

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Our deepest condolences. We are here for you in this time of need

- Jeff Smith, SAVANNAH, GA

I was so glad that I was able to speak to such a fine young man on Tuesday night at Driftaway. May God bless you at this time of sorrow.

- Ann Donaldson, Thunderbolt, Ga.

Sallie and Scott, I am so sorry I never got to know Daniel. You shared pictures of you and the boys over the years and I felt like I knew your family. I recall meeting them briefly at your 40th birthday party, Sallie. Recently, although we have been friends for many years, I have gotten more in touch with you through Facebook and you have shared pictures which I have saved. I am so very sorry that you have lost your precious Daniel, and I have agonized over it since finding out. I pray you all will be comforted. You are so loved.

- Betty Houck, Tallahassee , Florida

Sallie, Scott and William, There are no words that will ever take away your heartache and I am so sorry. We love you both so much and have and will continue to pray for you all as a family daily. Wes and I have been blessed by your love, kindness and compassion. Daniel learned these amazing charateristics from you both and knew that he was so loved and so blessed by you both. Hang on to your beautiful memories and know that Daniel is at peace. May God continue to hold you and carry you through this time and always. Love and prayers, Stacey and Wesley

- Stacey Mills, Savannah, GA

Words are so hard to come by that will ease your pain. I am so truly sorry you are traveling this road way to early. The Lord will watch over him you can be sure. Faith is a powerful thing. It will help you Scott and your wife and son. May he Rest In Peace.

- Larry and Paula Drawdy, Ellabell , Ga.

Scott, Sallie & William- words cannot express my sympathies. The loss of a child is a grief no parent should ever know. I pray you all are able to find peace and comfort in each other and the love and memories you shared with Daniel. Love to you all.

- Kelly Murphy Michaud, Savannah, GA

My heart is breaking for you! You are always in my prayers and I love you. Praying for the the Lord's arms around you giving you comfort and peace!

- Aunt Pat, Anderson, SC

Scott and family, I'm so saddened to be reading of the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you all, I can't even imagine the grief ... Deepest Sympathy ...

- Dan Frawley, Clyo, Ga

I have loved Daniel and William and their awesome family since the day they were born. My heart aches for them and along with them for the loss of this wonderful young man who filled so many hearts with love and kindness. I look forward to spending eternity with them all.

- Deborah, Savannah, Georgia

Scott, so sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers to you and your family.

- Sheila Anderson, Savannah, GA

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Our favorite part of his obit that touched and resinated with us the most....."Daniel is no longer in pain and finally at peace. He is set free, smiling and strong, waiting for the day he can reunite with his loved ones." No better words could be said. We love the Vaughan family so much and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Kim and Tony

- Kim and Tony Dammicci, Dallas, TX

Sallie, I am so sorry to learn of Scott’s passing. I am sending you and your family love and peace. Suzanne

- Suzanne Denhard Edenfield, Savannah, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with friends and family during this difficult time. May God’s comfort be with you all.

- Curtis and Denise Gilreath, Savannah, Georgia

We were so deeply saddened to hear about Daniel’s passing. He was such a kind and polite young man. Mikey and Nick thought the world of him. Please know that we are all praying for healing for your family.

- Wendi & Gerd Nitschmann, Savannah, GA

William, Scott & Sally, we watched Daniel grow up. He was such a positive and confident individual - with a great sense of humor. He could talk to anybody. Our hearts go out to all of you as you move forward.

- Linda B Cramer, Savannah, Georgia

Scott and family, I am glad he is with God and out of pain. I'll be praying for you Scott.

- Charlean Stewart Smith, Savannah, Ga

Scott, Sally & Will, praying for you with love Ralph & Michelle

- Michelle Mcaleer/ Ralph Champion, Savannah, Ga

Scott, Sally & Will, praying for you with love Ralph & Michelle

- Michelle Mcaleer/ Ralph Champion, Savannah, Ga

Scott and Sally, we have a son Daniel’s age and I can’t imagine the pain of losing him. We pray that God will comfort your family and bring you peace.

- Willie Fields, Savannah, GA

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Scott, Sallie and Family, Teri and I extend our heart felt condolences on the passing of your son Daniel. My heart hurts for you.

- Chris & Teri Oglesbee, Brooklet, Georgia

Dear Sallie and Scott, Ed and I are saddened and heartbroken to hear of Daniel’s passing. We only knew him through Facebook posts and saw what a wonderful young man he became. We love you and pray for you, William and your family. Frances and Ed

- Frances Gibbons, string:MIDWAY, Ga

We are so very sorry for your loss of Daniel. I'm sure he was a fine young man. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you!!

- Dawn and Ray Gorko, Sav, Ga

Scott, Sallie, William, and family- There are no words, yet you know me better than that. I find great comfort in words. It has been a joy and honor to journey this life together with your family the past 21 years. I had the privilege to know Daniel from a very young boy to adulthood and he was amazing! My first memory is on the playground at Lake Mayer and instead of climbing the monkey bars, he was reading. He was so incredibly smart and could read way beyond his grade level. I was secretly jealous that my boys did not have that affinity with books. He was quiet and demur, a very wise soul even at a young age. What wonderful memories I have of birthdays, Halloweens, Thanksgivings, and Christmas’ spent together. From the sidelines, I watched him grow and mature, cheering him on in silent support. We celebrated the close of 5th and 2nd grades at Tybee catching ghost crabs and burying the boys in the sand. I know now that these were celebrated occasions, but it is the ordinary days, the ones no one thought to photograph, that will be missed the most. I smile when I think of the cub scout campouts we went on and how enamored the boys were with the glow of the campfire ( and throwing things in it) to full fledge boy scout trips with nights spent alone in the woods with only an egg and a bottle of water. Jerry was touched to be chosen as Daniel’s confirmation mentor when he was 12 and stood dutifully at his side when he accepted Jesus as his Savior. I’ll never forget his Eagle scout ceremony; I was filled with pride and happiness, as if he were my own. Please know I do think of him as one of mine, I loved him fiercely and cared so much for his well being. Daniel had a solid handshake, looked you in the eye, and “sir and ma’am” rolled effortlessly off his tongue. He was the epitome of a true Southern gentleman. He had a guileless smile and a quick wit, not withstanding the impish sparkle in those beautiful brown eyes; eyes that looked like pools of rich chocolate. He did not grace us with a smile often, but when he did his whole body lit up like fireworks in the night sky. Daniel was a mysterious, captivating soul whom many knew, but few were lucky enough to be kindred spirits with. His compassion for 4 legged creatures, creative culinary dishes, anime, and music spoke volumes for the talented, caring, introspective young man he was. He was a free spirit unable to be harnessed and this was what made Daniel, Daniel. Please know, you are amazing parents. I was fortunate to see first hand how you loved your children with wild abandon, enjoyed them, taught them, and were always their biggest fans. There was nothing you wouldn’t and didn’t do for them. Daniel loved honestly and deeply and you were blessed to be the pinnacle of his purest love. I know when you say you love him, you love him so much more than that. I cannot begin to express how so very sorry I am and my heart breaks not just for losing him but because your hearts are broken. I understand life will never be the same-there will always be a before and an after. Please know I was your friend before and I will be there for you for all the afters. I love you Ali, Jerry, Christopher, and Andrew Benson

- Benson family, Savannah, GA

Rest In Peace Daniel.

- Debbie Brannen, Savannah, GA

Sally, Scott and William I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I am sending lots of love and prayers and strength. Your friend always, Kim Graham

- Kim Graham, Savannah, GA

Sallie, I had know idea!! I never look through the obituaries, but today at 4:15 I was just passing time thumbing through the paper and recognized this handsome young man and it took my breath away! It’s been a long time, but I love you my friend and I am so very very sorry for the loss of Daniel! I remember him as such a sweet respectful young man!! We would talk so much about your boys and wow what a wonderful family!!! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers!!! I send you a really big long hug and pray that God and family are close to you now. Love you always, Angie

- Angie and Chuck Wooley, Sav., GA

Sallie and Scott, I'm praying daily for your family at this very difficult time. May Christ carry you through, every day, every hour, every minute.

- Pam Usher, Savannah, GA

I'm so sorry to hear of your lost, I pray that God comforts you and your family through this sad time !

- Billy cox, Richmondhill, ga.

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- John and Donna Waters, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel