Gary Dwayne Livingston

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Gary Dwayne Livingston
Gary Dwayne Livingston

(December 19, 1947 – October 10, 2015)

A memorial and celebration of life for Gary Livingston, 67, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, at Oakdale Methodist Church in Stephenville.

Gary was born in Quanah, Texas, to Jessie Pauline and Ruedolph Livingston, the older of two children. He has lived in Stephenville for the past 49 years. Gary was active in FAA and served as a chapter officer in high school and graduated from Quanah High School in 1966. He attended and graduated from Tarleton State University in 1970 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Field Artillery. He served in Viet Nam and was awarded the Bronze Star. After returning from the service, he met and married his life partner, Joan Miller. They were married on July 12, 1972. During their marriage, Gary and Joan welcomed, loved and raised two sons, Martin and Adam.

Gary returned to Tarleton for a masters degree in Fresh Water Biology and started a teaching career. He taught in Stephenville, Strawn and Huckabay where he taught, coached and served as assistant principal and touched many students’ lives. His career spanned over 30 years. Over the years, he was employed by Frito Lay, obtained a real estate license and had his own business, and after retiring from teaching, worked at Wal-Mart in Stephenville.

Gary was active in many church and community activities, and made many friends in the Stephenville area. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid Texas Rangers fan. Gary was always ready with a good joke or pun to make his friends and family members smile and laugh. His friends will always remember his quick wit and sense of fun. He will be greatly missed.

Gary was preceded in death last month by his wife of 43 years, Joan. He was also preceded by his father, Ruedolph Livingston; maternal grandparents, Marion and Mary Davis; and paternal grandparents, John Ira and Eliza Livingston.

He leaves behind his sons, Martin Livingston and Adam Livingston; mother, Jessie Pauline Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Twila and Bob Butler; niece and husband, Teresa and Jim Doyal; nephew and wife, Terry and Jen Butler; five great nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Jan and Mike Kehoe; as well as many cousins, friends, and former students and co-workers whose lives he made brighter.

The Livingston family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Oakdale United Methodist Memorial Fund in Stephenville Texas.

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