SIDNEY - Funeral services will be conducted for Charles Richard "Dick" Livingston, 90, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home in Sidney, with the Rev. George Gnade officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney, with full military honors provided by Sidney American Legion Post 217.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to services, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney.
A native of Sidney and a resident of 632 Folkerth Ave., Lot 1, Sidney, Mr. Livingston passed away peacefully on, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at 8:15 p.m. at the Pavilion surrounded by his family.
Dick was born in Piqua on Sept. 20, 1922, to the late Charles and Hazel Livingston. He was first married to Patricia Shaffer and they had three daughters. He was later married to Marimae Plummer, and she preceded him in death.
Dick proudly served in the United States Marine Corps
during World War II
and the Korean Conflict
. He was a member of the brigade assigned to raising the original flag at Mount Sarabache at Iwo Jima when he was shot twice and wounded in the leg. He also served at the Battle of Guadalcanal Campaign from August 1942 through February 1943. Charles was awarded many medals during World War II including the Purple Heart
Dick retired from Baumfolder Inc., in Sidney. In his earlier years, he owned the former Ada's Carry Out, and he also worked part time as a school bus driver. He was a lifetime member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217, and he had just been awarded with distinguished honors for his 50 years of dedicated service in April.
Dick had attended the Sidney First Baptist Church in Sidney. He was an avid motorcyclist and was riding his Harley Davidson still in his late '80s.
Dick loved his family and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by them all.
Dick is survived by his daughters, Tonja Sturgill, of Sidney, Sonja (Dan) Ogle, of Sidney, Launa (Mike) Moon, of Piqua; grandchildren, Shawn Gessler, Chad (Brooke) Gessler, all of Sidney, Teri Ann Ogle, of Sidney, Lacie (Clint) Shaw, of Sidney, Brandon Moon and Royce Moon, of Piqua; great-grandchildren, Lincoln Gessler, Rylan Gessler, Nolan Gessler, Gabriel Gessler, Laney Shaw, Elizabeth Shaw, Logan Shaw, Shyanne Moon and Brandon Moon.
Dick was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Stork.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association in Charles Livingston's name. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Livingston family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com
Adams Funeral Home, (937) 492-4700 is in charge of the arrangements.