Livingston, Floyd Judson, age 85, of Green Cove Springs, FL; was born the 18th of March, 1928 in North, South Carolina. He passed away amongst the comfort and prayers of his family on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Wilkerson's home place in Powell, TN. Preceded in death by his parents, the late Victor Hugo and Lucy Fickling Livingston, and his late sisters, Kathryn L. Gambrell, and Jacqueline L. Griffis. Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lucile "Lucy" Livingston, and his three daughters; Joan L. Lanahan, Janet L. Buchanan (Green Cove Springs, FL) and Jean L. Brackett (Steve) (Kingston, TN). Four grandchildren: Lindsay, Brittany, Matthew, and Lauren, and five great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Floyd proudly joined the United States Air Force in March, 1946. Throughout his active duty, he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and was stationed at airbases in Texas, Kansas, and Alaska. He was honorably discharged in March, 1949. He began his civilian career shortly thereafter. He retired in September, 1988 from CSX after 38 years of service in telegraphy, freight agency, and as a train dispatcher. Floyd is a life-long Southern Baptist and is a current member of Lake Asbury Baptist Church in Green Cove Springs, FL. Over the years, Floyd served the Lord as a Deacon, Brotherhood Director, Coordinator of Nursing Home and Jail Ministries, Choir member and teacher of all ages. Floyd lived his life according to scripture and the teachings of Jesus. He exemplified what it meant to be a Christian by loving God, Family, and Country.
The family thanks Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and Amedisys Hospice of Knoxville, TN for their compassion and loving care. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Sertoma Center Inc., 1400 East 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 865.524.5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
; Amedisys Hospice, 1420 Dutch Valley Rd., Suite C, Knoxville, TN 37918, 1.865.689.7123, www.amedisys.com
; Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, www.communityhospice.com
The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm Monday with the funeral service to follow at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Norman Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr., Knoxville, TN 37918. Condolences may be offered at www.lynnhurstchapel.com