Jan. 31, 2008
CLYDE, N.C. — Gale Clare Livengood, 80, of Crabtree, died Thursday at his residence.
A native of Norwalk, he had resided in Evanston, Ill. and moved to Haywood County in 1989.
He was the son of the late Forrest and Ruth White Livengood.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Lynn Livengood.
He served as a Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple Heart.
He retired in 1988 as President of Home Vision, a subsidiary of Films, Inc., where he was employed for 33 years. He and his wife built and were innkeepers of WindSong A Mountain Inn and later WindDancers Lodge and Llama Treks.
He was on the board of Fines Creek Community Association and the Tourism Development Authority.
He had a life-long interest and commitment to education and was actively involved in the formation of the Fines Creek Library.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Donna Munson Livengood; daughters, Bobbi Lambert and husband, Hugh, of Cherokee, Jill Taylor and husband, Chip, of Derry, N.H., and Sarah O'Connor and husband, Paul, of Cornelius, NC; sons, Gregg Livengood and wife, Susan, of the Fines Creek Community, Chris Livengood and wife, Toni, of Anna, IL, and Matt Livengood and wife, Alayne, of Maple Valley, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and one-great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at Fines Creek Community Center at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials gifts may be sent to Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721 or Fines Creek Library, 678 South Haywood St., Waynesville, N.C. 28786.
Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.