Richard W. “Dick” Livingston, 89, of Roanoke, passed away at 9:29pm Sunday, July 14, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.
Dick was born July 11, 1930 in Kewanee to William and Verna Ensley Livingston. He married Mary Lucas on December 22, 1949 in Clinton, IA.
Surviving is his wife, Mary of Roanoke; children, Larry (Susan) Livingston of Chesapeake, VA, Ricky (LaDena) Livingston of Minonk, Robin (Dave) Mahrt of Normal, and Lisa (Bret) Washburn of NAS Lemoore, CA; grandchildren, Keith (Marcella), Cary, Halye, Ashley (Dan), Adam (Sarah), Levi (Irina), Andrew (Shannon), and Sandy (Brian); great-grandchildren, Valentina, Andreia, Zachary, Palmer, Lucas, and Cory; and a brother, David Boynton of Concordia, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.
Dick worked for 43 years as a cattle inseminator for NIBCO and then Select Sires, and he enjoyed his work very much. He also worked at Caterpillar, retiring in 1993. Dick was a longtime member of Roanoke American Legion Post 463, holding several different positions, and he also served the Woodford County Veteran’s Assistance Commission, most recently as treasurer. He was a member of Roanoke United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men’s Club. He served in the Army National Guard from 1947 to 1950 in the 223rd Division Field Artillery Battalion. He was privileged to go on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight in June 2019, a trip he greatly enjoyed with his son-in-law, Dave, who served as his chaperone. He liked to fish, collect cow memorabilia, and travel. He and his wife visited all 50 states, Mexico, Canada and a small section of Europe. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.
His family would like to thank Dr. Shay, his staff, and the staff of 5 Crescent at UnityPoint Methodist for their excellent care, and to family, friends, and neighbors for their support and concern.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roanoke UMC or Roanoke Legion Post 463.
Cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment will be at a later date.