David Livaudais


David Enoul Livaudais passed away peacefully at home Friday, October 12, 2012, at the age of 71. He resided in Tallahassee for 13 years and was preceded in death by his brothers, Leon and Hank Livaudais and his parents, Florence Thompson Livaudais and Ernest Enoul Livaudais.

David was born May 31, 1941, in Miami, Florida. He was the fourth of five children arriving ten minutes after his twin sister, Diane. David spent most of his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, graduating from Bishop Kenny High School in 1959. At Bishop Kenny he made the enduring friendships that lasted his lifetime. Upon graduating high school, he began his career in Jacksonville where he met and married Christine Alise Simpson. They were married for 48 years and had two daughters.

David and his family resided in Cocoa Beach for many years before moving to Tallahassee in 1999 to be closer to their granddaughters. David retired from the Florida Department of Transportation in January of this year.

He will be remembered as a loyal friend, humble in spirit with a generous heart. A devoted Christian, David was an active member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Community and participated in several parish ministries. His faith and his family were his priorities.

In addition to his wife, Chris, David is survived by daughters, Julie Livaudais Drew (Everitt) of Tallahassee and Dana Livaudais Allen (Len) of Dallas; four granddaughters, Stuart Elizabeth Drew, Lawson Livaudais Drew, Emery Livaudais Allen and Logan Elizabeth Allen. Other survivors include his brother, Charles Enoul Livaudais of California; his sister, Diane Livaudais Snelgrove (Jerry) of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 16th, 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309.


Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Oct. 14, 2012