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Decatur

Funeral for William “Bill” F. Livingston, 45, of Decatur will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Cameron Douglas officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Livingston, who died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Huntsville Hospital, was born Jan. 2, 1965, in Decatur to the late Fred and Rowena Livingston. Bill began working for Boeing in 1990 on the PSCN Contract for NASA and was currently employed as a system analyst for SAIC. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion, active member of DAV, and was an active member of First Christian Church, where he served as an elder and on the church board. Bill was an avid reader, loved science fiction books, loved all things about TREK and loved to write short stories. He was beloved by all.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Paula A. Livingston.
Pallbearers will be Terry Kelly, Michael Lyons, Ken Livingston, Tommy Livingston, Calvin Drake and Paul Erickson.




This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.

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Published in Decatur Daily on Mar. 16, 2010.
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April 7, 2013
3 years have gone by and even though we didn't talk much I still miss you. You were a good friend
jim studdard
April 24, 2010
Bill was a wonderfully funny guy I was so happy to have contributing to the Top5 Comics list I edit. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Ford
April 21, 2010
Bill and I were fellow contributors on a couple of the Top Five lists. His humor and sharp wit will be deeply missed. I'm sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet him. He certainly helped make the world a funnier place.
Bruce
April 20, 2010
Bill,
We will miss your wit on the Top5 Food list.
Ed Rodman
April 20, 2010
I, too, only knew him for his brilliant humor entries at Top5, but he sounds like the sort of guy who would have felt at home in many of my groups. I'm on staff of a regional (Chicago area) Science Fiction convention and belong to a Trek group and a reading group both of which he would have enjoyed. I'll add my prayers to the many deserved prayers already in motion.
Judy
April 20, 2010
Paula,
I'd known Bill online for a few years -- he was a regular contributor to several of the humor lists on topfive.com. I moderate the TopFive music list, and Bill was a reliable source for prompt and deeply funny entries.
I'm terribly sorry for your loss and want you to know that many of Bill's friends on the list share their sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Andy Grosser
April 20, 2010
I only knew Bill as a contributor to the Top 5 family of humor websites; he was a contributor to my list, www.littlefivers.com/Food. I didn't know very much about him personally, but I had a huge respect for his sense of humor and talent. I'm sure this strength in his personality would have made him a great guy to be around, and I'm also sure he'll be sorely missed, in whatever capacity. My condolences to his family and close friends.
Doug Frank
April 15, 2010
Paula, I've known you and Bill for 6 years and during that time I've grown to love you both as if you were family.. Bill was a wonderful person to work with and had such a warm and beautiful spirit. He was not just a co-worker he was truly my FRIEND... My prayers are with you....
Stephanie Starks
April 12, 2010
Paula, I was shocked to learn of Bill's death today. It just goes to show, we don't "neighbor" like people used to. I can tell from reading the comments in Bill's guest book that he was a very special person. I wish I'd known him. If there is anything I can do for you, just let me know. Linda Cline, Decatur
March 28, 2010
Paula, I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill in person, but I was devastated when I learned of his passing. He was one of the wittiest, most clever, kindest people I've ever known, and I respected and admired him. The world is a poorer place without him. My thoughts will be with you.
Timothy McGregor
March 26, 2010
My deepest condolences to Bill's family. I will miss him; he was always very helpful and friendly. He will be missed...Nancy Harris
Nancy Huntsville
March 22, 2010
Paula,
I miss knowing that Bill is no longer amoung us walking this good earth. While he was here Mr. Bill captivated us with his humor, spirit, and willingness to reach out to many to assist and make each day a brighter day. Bill was precious to each person he touched. May there be real daisy chains to welcome him in heaven.
May the Love of God always surround you and your family.
Maureen Griffin
March 22, 2010
Paula,
I am Eddie Terry's sister and I only met Bill once and talked to him on the phone several times when he and Eddie were 'cutting' up. He was so funny and so nice. I know Eddie thought the world of him.
You are in my prayers and I know you will get through this difficult time.
Hugs and prayers,
Karen
March 22, 2010
I was deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We never met, but he brought a lot of joy to my life through his writing. Many are the cups of coffee I spit on my desk while laughing at his witty remarks. I am saddened for your loss, and the loss all TREK fans have had by his passing.
Ke Roth
March 21, 2010
Paula, I am very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Like many here, I only knew him online, but he stood out as one of the most funny and clever people I have ever known. We will all miss him.
Jeffrey Johnson
March 20, 2010
Paula, I also never met Bill face to face but I did often correspond with him. I don't recall him ever having a bad word to say about anyone and almost every conversation that I had with bill made my day a bit brighter. I'm extremely saddened to hear of his passing.
Matthew Blackwell
March 20, 2010
Dear Paula,
Bill will truly be missed. My prayers are with you. May the peace of God be with you!
Andrea McNeill
March 20, 2010
Dear Paula - I never met Bill in person but I still considered him a friend. He was a sweet, funny and caring soul. I will miss him. My deepest condolences.
Shelby Forsyth
March 20, 2010
Paula, Bill was one of the wittiest and most human people I have ever run across. It would be a cliche to call the world a sadder place now, but that doesn't make it any less true. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Robert Fontenot (New Orleans, LA)
March 19, 2010
Paula-I only met you and Bill once but it was through his writings that we got to know him. My heart is hurting for you and you are in my prayers-suffice to say we were all blessed to know him!
March 19, 2010
Paula,

I never got to meet Bill, I only knew him online from RATMM and LiveJournal. He was a funny, friendly guy, and the world is poorer without him. Best wishes to you.
Jay Grymyr
March 19, 2010
Bill was such a fun guy and I so loved reading his comments on LJ about you and his pets and whatever was crossing his mind. I am so sad about this.
My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Kathy Evans, Sacramento
March 19, 2010
Paula, I cannot express how deeply saddened we are at hearing of Bill's passing. Bill was one of the brightest, funniest and warmest gentlemen it has been our pleasure to know. Our sincerest condolences to you.
Noah & Connie Singman
March 19, 2010
It was a pleasure working with Bill over the years. He was always kind and soft-spoken. Our place of work, community and society as a whole has lost a great person.
Thomas Sawyer
March 18, 2010
Paula,
I was saddened to read Bill had passed away. I am sure this is a very difficult time for you. Know that time will pass, healing the open wound of your loss and will eventually replace each tear dropped, with just as many cherished memories. I am sorry for your loss.
Linda Schiek
Linda Schiek
March 18, 2010
Paula and Livingston family, My memories of Bill cover the past 10 years that we have worked together on this project. He was one of the nicest men that I have know - he always had a smile and something pleasant to say to everyone. Bill could be counted on to help solve any issue, and I NEVER heard him loose his patience with anyone. He will be greatly missed. May God grant you peace in this time of sorrow in the assurance that an even more beautiful live has begun for Bill. And may you find comfort in the warm memories of the beautiful life that has passed. I posted a photo of the SML team Bill worked with. If you would like an email copy, just let me know.
Norma Bolander
March 18, 2010
March 18, 2010
Paula, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Don & Linda
Don & Linda Murdock
March 18, 2010
Bill was one of the finest men I have ever met. He was intelligent, compassionate and cared deeply about his family and community. He was an exceptional person and a wonderful husband to my wife's sister. We will miss him terribly.
Terry Kelly
March 17, 2010
Bill will be greatly missed. He was a true professional. He always showed kindness to his fellow employees and had a wonderful sense of humor. I am glad to have the honor of working with him over the past 3 years. My prayers and condolences go out to the Livingston family. Until we see you again Bill, may you rest in peace.
Tom Lee
March 17, 2010
Bill was such a good friend to so many people. It was a great pleasure working with him at the NEACC and farming with him online. He could raise anybody's spirits with a smile, a few kind words, or a joke. I can't help but smile when I think of his quick-witted one-liners. He worked hard and played hard, and valued his friendships. Paula, my prayers are with you and your family. Heaven has another angel.
Barb Hays
March 17, 2010
Paula
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Bill was such a nice person to work with, always very helpful and kind. He always went the extra mile to ensure your requests were completed and on time. I really enjoyed working with Bill and he will be sorely missed here at the NEACC.
Cheryl Reily
March 17, 2010
To Bill's wife & family, Bill will be greatly missed here at his home away from home. He was such a kind and helpful co-worker and friend. Always willing to help in any way he could. Always cheerful and blessed with a delightful personality. When I began working on this contract, Bill was one of the first persons I met. One day, a few years ago, I needed help and went to seek out Bill's assistance. In his cube I saw a photo of himself with his wife. I asked who was in the picture with him and I could see the happiness in his face when he said that the other person was his wife. A beautiful picture and a remberance of a loving marriage and a man that was dedicated to his family. He will be sorely missed.
In Christian Love,
Denise Scott
March 17, 2010
It is rare in life that you find a person that was as kind and loving as Bill. It was an honor to work with Bill and he will be remembered by all those that knew him.
Mary Mershon
March 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for several years. He was such a wonderful person and a very positive influence here at the NEACC. We miss him so much. Lisa Perry
March 17, 2010
Paula and Livingston Family - I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bill at NEACC and he will be missed by many. Your family is in my prayers. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
John Jung
March 17, 2010
I have known Bill for years, but had not worked with him in quite a while. However, we recently moved to the Intergraph building, and Bill graciously helped me after hours when I was having problems with the scanner. And from all the dealings I ever had with Bill, that's the way he would be...helpful and considerate.
renae bowman
March 17, 2010
I was fortunate to work with Bill in 1990. Bill brought great knowledge. I knew when I needed information I could turn to Bill because he would have the answer. He used to write trivia questions and sometimes would even share some with our group to break up the day. We never know why the Lord calls our loved ones home but He must have needed Bill too. Deepest sympathy to Paula and the Livingston family.
Karen Kramer
March 17, 2010
Our deepest sympathies for your most unexpected and untimely loss. Bill will be missed. May you find the strength to cope in this difficult time.
Sri Bhooshanan
March 17, 2010
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
Sue Livingston
March 17, 2010
We are all going to miss Bill at the NEACC. Whether you knew him really well, working with him every day, or you only occasionally saw him. I really didn’t know Bill very well. Bill was the guy you went to if you didn’t know where to go. He would always help you or tell you who could. He was the guy who came into your office every once in a while and did the safety check, always very efficient, polite. I would see him in the cafeteria and say hi. Bill was always polite, unassuming, said hi back. And each time I saw him, I realize now, there was a certain feeling of comfort. I liked running into Bill. I knew Bill was a good man. There was no pretense, no agenda, he was just a good man. And, as I read all the comments from other people, those that knew him well, and those that didn’t, I can see that whether you knew him well or not, everyone had the same feeling. There’s not enough Bill’s in this world, but we can all be thankful for having had Bill in our lives, no matter how big or small the part.

My family and I send our sincerest condolences to Paula and the Livingston Family,
Chris Parsons
March 16, 2010
Paula, so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Livingston Curtis
Judy Curtis
March 16, 2010
Dear Paula,we love you so much and are so sorry for your loss. We will soon all be together--Bill has just gotten there ahead of us! Charles and Kae Neville and family
Charles Neville
March 16, 2010
My sincerest condolences go out to the Livingston family for their loss. Though physically no longer with us, we only have to close our eyes and look to our hearts to meet our dear friend again. With deepest sympathies, Larry Snoddy (Rogersville, AL – NEACC)
March 16, 2010
I only had the opportunity to work with Bill on a few occasions, but each time it was a pleasure. He was always upbeat and had a positive attitude. He will be missed at the NEACC. May God bless and keep you strong in your time of grief.
Kepp Thorn
March 16, 2010
Bill was never afraid to lend a helping hand. He was never to busy to take time and help you with a problem. He made life a little better.
Ron Sanders
March 16, 2010
Paula,

We are so sorry for your loss. Bill had many friends and they are all yours. I had many enjoyable moments with Bill over the years. Serving as our organizations safety monitor he would ask us to read the safety presentations that he would attach to periodic broadcast email messages that requested that we report ourselves as "complete" when we had completed reviewing the material. We had many instances of ad libbed hilarity in association with those messages. Bill was a wonderful individual and will be missed by a multitude.
Al Fetterer
March 16, 2010
Bill will really be missed, I saw him every Thursday night for years and I am sad that I won't get to see his smiling face again. He was a very caring person. May God bless the family, Elex & Ernestine Elliott
Ernestine Elliott
March 16, 2010
Please feel my sincere condolences and prayers for all the family and friends of Bill.
Dewey Layman
March 16, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Bill was a wonderfully pleasant person to be around. It was always a treat to get to see Bill during our safety inspections. He will truly be missed here on the UNITeS contract.
Angela Bates
March 16, 2010
Deepest sympathy. Bill was such a nice guy. We will miss him.
Kevin Hunt
March 16, 2010
Paula please know and feel the prayers that are being lifted to God for comfort and healing. I worked with Bil on the UNIITeS contract.
Bodo
Bodo Zuschlag
March 16, 2010
To the Livingston Family, Bill was such a kind person. I worked with him several years ago at the Comp Center. I will truly miss his spirit! May God bless and keep you always.
Lenita Davis
March 16, 2010
My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. My prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Naheed Jamil
March 16, 2010
We, at the NEACC, were saddened to learn of the loss of Bill. He will be missed. I worked with Bill on several things and he was always very helpful. I want to express my sincere condolences. John 14:1-3 is comforting passage for me and may be for you as well.
Jane Maples
March 16, 2010
Paula, Words cannot express how your NEACC family feels today. Bill will be greatly missed among our hallways, meetings and gatherings. May you find comfort in the arms of those who love you and Bill. May God continue to Lift you up during the hours and days ahead.
Roger and Kim Taylor
March 16, 2010
Paula, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Naheed Jamil
March 16, 2010
Bill, you've been a friend, a mentor, a stress reliever, and in general a great guy to work with every day. You will be truly missed by all whose lives you've touched. You are one of the people who made the world a better place just be being here. Your earthly duties are done; time to beam up, engage thrusters to full, and see what else is out there.
Paul Erickson
March 16, 2010
I am so sorry about Bill's passing but take comfort in the words of Saint Paul and pray that you might also:

"When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."[a] "Where, O death, is your victory?"
1ST Corinthians 15:54

God's Speed,
Steve Robinson
March 16, 2010
Paula,

My prayers and sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I've had the pleasure and honor of working with Bill for several years, and I've always found him to be a happy, friendly and motivated individual. Bill will definitely be missed.
Gary Tidwell
March 16, 2010
It was a pleasure meeting and working with Bill. You will be truely missed, the Patel family's thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
Shamik Patel
March 16, 2010
I will always remember Bill as a kind,honest, intelligent,articulate person who was a great friend to me thru my childhood and i feel that i am a better person for having known him.My deepest sympathies go out to Bill's wife and surviving family .
James Studdard
March 16, 2010
Bill will be greatly missed at the NEACC. He was always very friendly and helpful with any requests presented to him. We all feel the loss. May God be with Bill's family.
Sherry Devineni
March 16, 2010
Dear Bill, Although I knew you were not there,I went to your cubicle yesterday.(NEACC).I stood there and looked at your wonderful MAGNET collection. Somehow, there were not as "deLIGHTful" as they were when you would sit at your desk and tell me the background behind them. The real LIGHT and MAGNETISM came from you. I will miss you, my friend. Take care. Sandra S. Harris(Madison,AL)
March 16, 2010
Bill, your kindness was always appreciated, and you will be missed.
Rest in peace, my friend.
Steve Leonard
March 16, 2010
Bill was a great person. Always so helpful and attentive to detail. He will be greatly missed at work. My prayers are with you. Roger Hayden
March 16, 2010
Dear Paula,
I have worked with Bill for many years. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a kind and generous gentleman. My prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Edith Atchley
March 16, 2010
Bill will be sorely missed here at NEACC.

To the family, I pray that God will stengthen you and give you peace.
Fruzzie Anderson
March 16, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nadine Anthony
March 16, 2010
You will be missed Bill, I enjoyed working with you and my prayers are with your family.
Brian Wright
March 16, 2010
We'll miss Bill immensely. God bless and keep you.
Ona Elliott
March 16, 2010
Paula, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have had the pleasure of working with Bill at the NASA Enterprise Applications Competency Center (NEACC) for some time now. Bill was always kind, friendly and most helpful to everyone. He will be greatly missed by his NEACC family.
Donna Smith
March 16, 2010
I worked with Bill for many years. I considered Bill my friend and I am very sad and praying to God to comfort you and your family in a way that only HE can. I never told Bill how much I enjoyed working with him, but I absolutely plan to when we meet again. God Bless you and your family. Jay Stackhouse and family
Jay Stackhouse
March 16, 2010
Please accept condolences from the West Family during your time of loss. I have worked with Bill for over five years and he was truly one of the good guys. His smile and personality will truly be missed.
Ken'yon West
March 16, 2010
Out to Lunch
My deepest sympathy goes out to Paula and family, and to all the many friends who loved Bill as well. Bill had to be the smartest person I've ever known, with the best sense of humor, sweetest smile & disposition, and most genuine laugh. He and Eddie kept us rolling back in the day at work - the "Old Timers". He was most precious to us and will be sorely missed. I've attached a picture of Bill which is even more precious to me now. Goodbye for now Mr. Bill...Barbie
Barbie Valerio
March 16, 2010
Paula,

I am deeply saddened. With sincerest sympathy.
Richard Livingston
March 16, 2010
Livingston family...So sorry for the lost, it is a great lost for the NEACC work family as well.
Rita Brooks
March 16, 2010
Dear Family:

I am very sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Our "work family" here at NASA feels a similar sense of loss and we will miss Bill in many different ways. We enjoyed working with Bill and the time he shared with us. God be with you...Phyllis Sampson
March 16, 2010
Paula,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.
Sandy Davis
March 16, 2010
It is with great sadness to hear of Bill's passing! He and I worked together at Integraph on the UNITeS contract. He was such a nice guy and will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly Hill
March 16, 2010
My memories of Bill are all positive. Every time I interfaced with Bill, he was courteous and always followed up with all requests. So when I think if him, I think of how nice and responsive he was to everyone. We will miss him. Shirley Norris
Shirley Norris
March 16, 2010
Paula, I guess God was ready and needed him sooner than we would've liked. I always enjoyed working with Bill, especially his sense of humor..., and he was my Facebook friend. He always made me laugh. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, and know that time will help to heal your pain....
Sheryl Gates
March 16, 2010
Bill was a facebook friend and farmville neighbor. His hilarious comments will be missed. My condolences and prayers to family and friends during your time of bereavement. Blessings to you.
Sylvia Battles
March 16, 2010
My deepest condolences to you and your family Paula. Bill always helped me with very complicated Excel spreadsheet problems many years ago and was a great person in general. He will be missed by many. Jim Worley
Jim Worley
March 16, 2010
Paula,
Please accept this as my humble sincere heartfelt sympathy. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. God be with you.
Deb Hyatt
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