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Obituary of Richard Livingston – Ashland, FL (1949-2020)

Richard (Rick) Russell Livingston passed away on the afternoon of November 18, 2020 in Anderson, South Carolina at the age of 71. He was born in Lakeland, Florida on April 29, 1949, the firstborn child of Nelda Forehand Livingston and Wiley Richard Livingston, Jr. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974 before taking over the family business, Russell’s Department Store. since 1949) in Eustis, Florida, where he was active until 2000. Rick also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Eustis Fire Department from 1979 to 2003 and was a member of the Eustis Masonic Lodge No. 85. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and always enjoyed spending time in nature.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, Carla Kay Livingston, and stepdaughter, Sherri Carpenter Martin (Lancaster “Lank” Martin). He is survived by his wife, Patti Karr Livingston of Easley, South Carolina, and his brother, William (Bill) Clark Livingston (Cheryl Murphy Livingston) of New Braunfels, Texas. Other survivors include his children, Lori Livingston Dickson (Plowden Dickson, III) of Williamsburg, Virginia and Richard Thomas Livingston (Leah Steele Livingston) of Summerville, South Carolina, his stepson, John Michael Carpenter (Gretchen Ergenbright Carpenter) of Easley, South Carolina, and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ashland, Alabama. The viewing will take place on Tuesday, November 24 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Services will begin after the viewing at 2 p.m. Rick will be buried at Guthrie’s Chapel Cemetery in Ashland, Alabama. Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by Benefield Funeral Home of Ashland, Alabama. A memorial service will also be held in 2021 in his hometown of Eustis, Florida.

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