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Joseph Vaughn Wightman, 54, of Wilmington, N.C., died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at home.

Joseph Vaughn Wightman
            Joseph Vaughn Wightman

Joe was born June 19, 1962, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of John Michael Wightman and Janet Dukeman Wightman. A brother, John Barry Wightman, preceded him in death.

Joe was an intelligent man with an amazing sense of humor. He was a loving father and very proud of his children. They were the most important part of his life. Joe loved his job with Bob King over the past six years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Matthew Vaughn Wightman of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Taylor Michelle Wightman of Conway, S.C., and Alexis Marie Wightman of Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters, Marcia Andrews (Michael) and Amy Devore; a brother, Christopher Wightman; seven nieces and nephews; and his loyal dog, MacKenzie.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, N.C. A funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, with the Rev. Bob Kus officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a fund for the continuing education of Joseph’s children at