John L. Livingston
John L. Livingston, 77, of Springfield, passed away Sunday at his home, November 17, 2013. He was born October 29, 1936.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Lee Livingston, mother and step-father Jessie and Roscoe Beckum, a sister, Helen Jourdan and 3 brothers Walt Livingston, Bill Livingston and Glen Beckum.
John married his soul mate for life, Sharon Lee Livingston on June 28, 1958, he was a loved father and his grandchildren cherished him. He worked hard all his life building a business to support his family. He was owner and operator of Chatham Disposal. Auto racing was always a love of his. Owner of sprint cars, late models, and modifieds, John had great success including feature wins and many track championships. After retirement he and Sharon took many vacations with friends and family and Las Vegas was a favorite of his.
John leaves a legacy of love in his four children, John (Kim) Livingston of Fairborn, OH, Vicky (Rick) Scoggins of Carterville, IL, Virginia (Jim) Garrison of Springfield, IL and Jim (Beth) Livingston of Riverton, IL; twelve grandchildren, Kristine Livingston-Munoz, Doug and Jason Livingston, Justin (Mary) Woods, Ashley (Derrik) Liddell, Whitney Scoggins (Fiancé: Austin Waldron), Brock Scoggins (Fiancé: Maggie Enrietta) , Alyssa Scoggins, Jeff and Katie Foster, Blake and Jenna Livingston; 9 great grandchildren, Tyler, Kalleigh, Brandon, Braxton, Kinlee, Kade Carter, Cole and Camden; one brother Virgil Beckum of Springfield, IL, sisters Donna (Bob) Parsley of Springdale, AR, Nita (Carl) Rutherford, Seri Rutherford, and Mary (George) Richards all of Springfield, IL, Gloria Jean (Herb) Karrick of Bullpit, IL several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitaion: 11 am – 12 pm, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12 pm, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.