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Jackie Gaughan Jr. dead at 55

November 12, 2002 7:53 AM by

   John “Jackie Jr.” Gaughan, the son of Las Vegas gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan, died November 10, 2002. He was 55 years old and would have turned 56 on Nov. 24.

   Mr. Gaughan is survived by his wife, Tina; sons John, 20, and Billy, 17, and daughter Kelli, 15; his father, Jackie, and brother, Michael.

   According to friends, Mr. Gaughan served in the Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam war.

He later worked in the Las Vegas gaming industry as a shift boss and casino manager for his father and brother before relocating to San Diego several years ago.

   But, according to friends, Mr. Gaughan missed Las Vegas and returned.

   Palm Mortuary on Eastern Avenue in Green valley is handling the arrangements. Visitation and rosary are scheduled for Wednesday; funeral services will be on Thursday at St. Viator. Please call Palm Mortuary at 464-8500 to for times.

   In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Bishop Gorman High School.




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