Richard Charles “Dick” Livengood, 79, of rural Veedersburg, passed away Thursday March 18, 2021 at Franciscan Hospital in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Dick was born September 2, 1941 in Joliet, IL the son of Charles F. and Merle M. (Moore) Livengood. He married Leah Bee Philyaw December 10, 1977 in Chillicothe Illinois.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Livengood.
Surviving family include his wife, Leah Bee Livengood, Veedersburg; son Richard Edward Livengood, Covington IN; daughter, Lynda Jeanne Livengood, Franklin IN; son, Philip Charles (Sarah) Livengood, Melbourne FL; daughter, Leah Elizabeth Hayman, Whiteland IN; a sister, Cynthia (Mitchell) Zakula, Lowell IN, a brother, John (Marie) Livengood, AZ; thirteen grandchildren; several nieces, and nephews.
Dick graduated from Lowell High School in 1959. He attended Purdue University prior to being drafted into the US Army. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany. He was employed for many years as a boilermaker working throughout Indiana and also in Illinois, retiring from Local #374. He was a member of the American legion Post #288 in Veedersburg, F & AM Lodge in Wallace, and F & AM Lodge #60 in Covington.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where he enjoyed cooking for the men’s prayer breakfast. He enjoyed working on guns, and for a time owned & operated a gunsmith shop. He also enjoyed shooting and hunting for deer, birds, and other small game. Dick will be remembered as a great communicator, he always enjoyed visiting with people. He was also an avid fan of professional tennis.
Visitation is 5:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday March 24, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg IN, concluding with a Masonic Service at 7:45PM on Wednesday. Funeral service is 11:00 AM Thursday March 25, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Humrichous and Jackie Bowling officiating. Burial will be at Wallace Lutheran Cemetery near Wallace IN with military honors given by American Legion Post #288 and the US Army. Memorial contributions may be given to Twin Lakes Camp near Hillsboro IN. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com