Pastor Archer Davenport Livengood, Sr., 96, a former and longtime resident of Harmony Lane in Mocksville, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Autumn Care of Mocksville. A native of Opelika, Alabama, he was born March 21, 1919, the son of the late Clarence Jerome Livengood of Davidson County and the late Elsie Davenport Livengood of Winston-Salem. He was the widower of the late Anne Lee White Livengood.
Coming from a large family of five boys and four girls, they grew up near Winston-Salem in a Christian home. Pastor Livengood received musical training at Salem College in Winston-Salem, and theological training from Columbia Union College in Washington, DC, and the Seventh Day Adventist Seminary. He served the Seventh Day Adventist Church as pastor, singing evangelist and conference evangelist for 75 years, laboring in eight states before retiring in Mocksville.
His hobbies were gardening and music, and he was accomplished in both music and piano technology. However, his wish was to be remembered for his service to God and man. His life is now hidden with Christ in hope of the resurrection to come.
He is survived by two sons, Archer D. Livengood, Jr. of Mocksville, and Dr. Melvin S. Livengood (Judith) of Mesquite, NV, and two brothers, David L. Livengood and Gerald W. Livengood. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence J. Livengood, Jr. and Stanley H. Livengood, and four sisters: Shirley L. Baker, Elsie L. Morris, Patricia Livengood and Alice B. Roberts, and a daughter-in-law, Jill Livengood.
Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 14, from Mocksville Seventh Day Adventist Church at 407 Milling Road, officiated by Pastor Tim Cove. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the time of service at the church.
Davie Funeral Service is serving the Livengood family. An online guest registry for is available at the website: www.daviefuneralservice.com