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Racine Horlick Alumni 1965

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Vaughan Chattman
RACINE - Mr. Vaughan Chattman, 67, went to his eternal rest on Saturday, December 31, 2011. He was born in Birmingham, Ala. on December 22, 1945, the son of Samuel Daniel and Velma Chattman-Fenderson-Hardiman. He moved to Racine in 1950 where he maintained residence. Vaughan graduated from William Horlick High School in 1961 and attended college at UW LaCrosse. He enlisted in the Marines and was deployed to Vietnam in the fall of 1969. Vaughan returned to Racine with an honorable discharge in the summer of 1970 after being injured in Vietnam. He was honored with the prestigious National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Rifle Sharpshooters Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. 'Chat', as he was affectionately called, was an avid sports fan. Besides playing basketball, football and track in high school and college, and playing football for the Racine Raiders, he was an avid bowler, and spent much time on the lanes in tournaments. Vaughan trained in culinary arts and worked as a chef at various restaurants and establishments and catered many private events. Through these endeavors, he met and made many friends who truly loved him. Vaughan was a Christian man and served as a Deacon at the Second Missionary Baptist Church and the Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory four daughters, Hope White and YaVaughan Chattman, both of San Leandro, Calif., Darlene (Shon) Bogan, of Racine, and Brittney Chattman, of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Vaughan Anthony Chattman and Joshua Velasquez, both of Racine; step-daughter, Chavela Velasquez, of Racine; 16 Grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his mother, Velma Hardiman of Racine; two brothers, Andrew Fenderson, of Racine, and Johnnie (Florence) Fenderson of Knoxville, Tenn.; special friend, J.C. Mangum; former wives, Quintella Kirby and Letha Chattman; Ex-sister-in law Renee Fenderson Love; and many other close and cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends. Vaughan was preceded in death by his sister, Luvenia Fenderson; stepfather, William Milton Hardiman; and sister-in-law, Emestine Fenderson.