Lavaughn O. Hornbeck, age 86, of Tipp City, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Randall Residence of Tipp City.
He was the beloved husband of Nixola D. Jordan of Webster Springs, WV whom he married on November 25, 1951.
Lavaughn was born in Casstown Ohio on November 9, 1930 to Orville and Irma (Bowers) Hornbeck. Lavaughn attended Tipp City Schools and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard before entering a long career at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He was a member of the  Vandalia Nazarene Church and Tipp City F&AM Masonic Lodge 174. His favorite past times were golfing, watching sports, and constantly teaching his family of everything we didn't know.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Kenneth and Marvin, and his wife Nixola. He is survived by his son Dr. Kevin Hornbeck and daughter Toni (Rodney) Byrnes all of Tipp City, Grandchildren; Alexander and Abigail Hornbeck Tipp City, Andrew (Nikki) Byrnes of Dayton, and Adam (Rachelle) Byrnes of Mt. Vernon Ohio and Great Grandchildren; Landon and McKenna Byrnes of Mt Vernon.
Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 16th at the Vandalia Nazarene Church, 620 Stonequarry Rd. Vandalia, OH; Pastor Dan Burris officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.  Contributions may be made in loving memory of Lavaughn to the Masonic Lodge or Vandalia Nazarene Church.  To leave condolences or share a memory with the family, please visit;