He served as both a county and a circuit court judge for the State of Indiana until 1992.
Bill then became a United States Administrative Law Judge, retiring in 2006.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a jet pilot, retiring as a captain in 1990.
Bill's immediate family includes his wife, Linda of Spencer; his children, Heather and Brian Whalen of Noblesville; Croft Vaughn of New York and Maegan Vaughn of Greencastle; Christine and Gary Felton of Spencer and Gary and Jennifer Tarter of Bloomington. Grandkids are Marisa, Connor and Kyle.
His sister, Barbara Wenzel of Michigan; brothers Richard and Jim Vaughn of Michigan, Robbie Koss of Florida and their families.
Bill's family requests donations be made to St. Vincent's Hospice at 8450 N. Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268