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“Leslie I'm sorry to hear that. I know it's a tough time if theres anything I can do let me know ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jason Mikulencak

“Julius and I would like to say how sorry we are for your loss. We thought a lot of Vaughn. He was so friendly and kind and like his own Dad he always...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Widner - Thorndale, TX

“Vaughn is related to my husband Wayne Tolson. I met Vaughn at the Rolan family reunion in Rockdale. I only saw him once a year but always looked...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Darla Tolson - Magnolia, TX

“I would like to say sorry for your loss.Some of my favorite child hood memory's at the race track. Praying for the family! ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: James Winborn - New Caney, TX

“Vaughn also loved Basking Robbin Ice Cream. When racing at Myer Speedway he would stop by my store and I'd have an ultrathick milkshake ready for...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: George Harrivel - Burnet, TX

Thank you for your service to our country -RIP Sir you will be missed but will remain in our hearts “Never knew the family however when one has made their home in Thorndale Texas they become part of your community and our neighbor therefore I offer...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Bessie Ann Sheppard - Fort Worth, TX

“Well Pops I'm going to miss you but I am happy you are free of pain and with the Lord ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Doris Broadstreet - Taylor, TX

“Rest In Peace Cousin Vaughn I know my Mom (Patsy Rolan Lehew) and my Dad Robert and Grandpa Charles Rolan aka Uncle Charlie to you. Will be so family...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Julia Kulhanek - Houston, TX

“DorothyI'm So Sorry For Loss ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy Smith - Magnolia, TX

“So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great person to know. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Dale Pooler - Littlefield, AZ

“So very sorry for the loss of your loved one, Vaughn. Prayers for God's comfort and peace to be with you all. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Dickson - Wimberley, TX

“I enjoyed the time I spent with MrBrune. He was a good man. RIP ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Torn - Elgin, TX

“I enjoyed the time I spent with MrBrune. He was a good man. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Torn - Elgin, TX


On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Leslie "Vaughn" Brune passed away peacefully at Home in Thorndale, Tx at the age of 78.
Vaughn was born on January 20, 1942 to Leslie Leo and Audrey Joan Rolan Brune in Houston, TX.
He graduated in 1960 from Lexington High School and joined the Army Reserves in 1964.
Vaughn married Dorothy Deicke, the love of his life, August 22, 1964 whom survives him. They celebrated 56 years of marriage this past August. They began their life together in Houston Texas and later moved to Thorndale in 1986 to be with his Mother after his Father had passed away. He loved living on their home place. He is also survived by his sons Mike and wife Gretchen of McDade, TX; Matt and wife Melissa of Caldwell, TX; daughter Lesley of Thorndale, TX. Grandchildren – Cassidy and Harley Brune, Brittanie Seals, Ryan Green and Madison Kelm. Great Grands – Annie, Makenna and Brianna Seals. Sister Sharon and husband Butch Biggs of Wimberley, TX; brother David Brune of Thorndale, TX. Sister in laws - Gloria and husband Bob Webb of Brownsville, Tennessee; Debbie and husband Vernon Ward of Wimberley, TX; and several nephews and nieces and their families. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Audrey Brune, father in law William Deicke and mother in law Lonie Baker.
Vaughn's career was driving an Eighteen wheeler where he owned and operated Brune Trucking and at one time had up to Five trucks/drivers. His truck CB handle was "Booger Red," in which his latest dog was namesake. His dream was to get his "Old Pete" running again to take to truck shows. But what he loved was racing with his brother in law and friends and as years went by, with his children. He was very well known in the Houston area. He worked very hard and purchased his ARCA race car in the 80's where he raced it at Daytona and Talladega. He was a very good Race Car driver and impressed many in the Racing Circuit. Through the years he enjoyed watching NASCAR, Wheel of Fortune, Price Is Right, Family Feud, and Let's Make A Deal. He enjoyed doing his word find books at home. He loved visiting with his neighbors and sitting on his front porch. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren, who loved their GPa dearly. He loved watching his youngest granddaughter, Madison, play Softball and watched her and her team make it to the State Playoffs in 2019. He never missed a game. They enjoyed going to the First Shiloh Baptist Church especially when they had "dinner on the grounds". He was loved by so many of his Church Family and Friends. He loved riding around his collection of salvage trucks on his gator with his dogs. He loved going to his Family Reunions and never missed an opportunity to help out as needed. He loved Family gatherings and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved animals and has missed his dog Trooper who passed a few years back and he was looking forward to seeing him again in Heaven. He was never shy to tell you a story of his trucking days and racing.
The celebration of life will be held November 21st, 11 am at First Shiloh Baptist Church: 100 CR 481, Thrall, TX. The services will be held outside, so please bring a chair. Memorials can be made to First Shiloh Baptist Church in his name.

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