David Joseph Vaught

Vaught, David later crop web pic Vaught, David early web picJan 1963 ~ July 2014

David Joseph Vaught, 51, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. David was born in Santa Clara, California. He lived in Reno before settling in Turlock at age 15. He worked for Foster Farms in security and he owned his own business.

David was known for his amazing gift of music. He had a unique talent on the keyboard. David started out playing with a family gospel group, The Perry Family, where David sang and preached for years until he married and joined his new family’s singing group, The Singing Nix Family”, where he wrote music and continued his gospel ministry. He also played country music with several bands and traveled all over the country. He became known as The Piano Man.
David is survived by his son David “D.J.” Vaught, his sister Carrie Vaught, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and lots and lots of friends who will truly miss him.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the church attended, Echoes of Praise, 2928-4th Street, Ceres, CA. Any donations can be made to Echoes of Praise Church.


  1. I truly loved you David you brought some light into my life though you had some issues with religion and drugs I will never forget you you are at peace now my love

  2. I heard some singers today on the internet. They reminded me of you and your passion for music. I think of you often, and all of the good times we had in short few years that I knew you. I say short as the time always flew so fast as there was so much laughter and good times and who can get enough of that? I am 100% certain that you are missed by so many people including myself. I remember the dance, and I would not have missed it for nothing in the world. And as a inside closing and how I sign off with the Ricky Van Shelton song….

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