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John Allen Livingston

John Allen LivingstonCross HillJohn Allen Livingston, age 70, of Cross Hill and husband of Joyce Pittman Livingston, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Laurens County Hospice House following a long, courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer.Born in Clinton on October 19, 1947, he was the son of the late John Newton and Elizabeth Workman Livingston. He was a 1965 graduate of Clinton High School and graduated with honors from Clemson University in 1969. He served with the Greenwood County Clemson Extension for several years before starting his long career with AgSouth Farm Credit in 1973. He retired after 43 years in December of 2015 as regional vice-president. He immediately returned to work as a licensed real estate agent, forming Bush River Realty.John was a devoted lifelong member of Cross Hill First Baptist Church, where he has served as Deacon, chairman of Deacons, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and on various church committees over the years. He was instrumental in organizing and starting the rural fire service in Laurens County and served long-term as President of the Cross Hill Fire Department. He served on the Board of Directors for Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau. He was a member of Laurens Rotary Club, SC Realtors Association, Laurens County Cattlemen's Association, and SC Young Farmers Association. He was recently honored as a recipient of the Henry Laurens Award for Service.In addition to his wife, Joyce of 44 years, he is survived by his children, Sharon Annette Livingston and Scott Allen Livingston; his grandson, J. Michael Livingston, all of Cross Hill; his sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Joe Wham of Mountville; special nephews and their families, Jay Wham and wife Becca, and Allen Wham and wife Karen, all of Mountville; Special niece, Sallie Wham of Mountville; his brother-in-law and wife, Harold and Beverly Pittman of Baton Rouge, LA; special friends, CL and Yvonne Myers; and special dogs, Monk and Beetle Bailey.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Cross Hill First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brett Davis, Rev. Curtis Marshall, and Rev. Dan Compton. Interment will be in Cross Hill Cemetery.The family will be at the home and will receive friends at Cross Hill First Baptist Church on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 6:00-9:00 pm.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325 or to the building fund at Cross Hill First Baptist Church, PO Box 126, Cross Hill, SC 29332.Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John Allen Livingston please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Cross Hill First Baptist Church Cemetery
Hwy. 72
Cross Hill, ,


JUL 12. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

First Baptist Church Cross Hill

761 North Main St.

Cross Hill, SC


JUL 13. 3:00 PM (EDT)

First Baptist Church Cross Hill

761 North Main St.

Cross Hill, SC

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Sorry to learn of Johns departure from this world, he is in a better place.He was a true community leader and Laurens Co.is a better place because of John. I was able to talk with him several years ago at the courthouse.Though and prayers for the family.Regards,John Wasson,Seabrook Island,S.C.

john wasson Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM

John was a fine gentleman and I am honored to have worked with him for numerous years. The Lord has received a great one in heaven, and look forward to seeing him again. Hate I was out of town and could not make the services. Thoughts and prayers are with all family members during this time of loss!Ronnie Summers

Ronnie Summers Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Karen & family, Saddened to read of your brother's death. Lifting all of you in prayer & sending love from Debbie & Gerald Davenport

Debbie G Davenport Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

I knew Johnny since his early twenties. I was fortunate to work with him in the formation of the rural fire departments. He was a very intelligent gentleman who never boosted but always got the job in front of him accomplished. He will be greatly missed by his friends and community.

Annette Matthews Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

He was a true Southern Gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him in 1986 when I went to work in the Treasurers Office, and he made a lasting impression on me. I will truly miss him. Cynthia (Cindy) Burke

Cindy Burke Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

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Love ,compassion Harold,Beverly, John and LeeAnne Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

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