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Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Gerald Eugene Livingston, age 80, of Vandalia, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Golden Living Center – Pin Oaks in Mexico, Mo.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Services were held at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Adam Finney.
Music provided were selected favorite songs.
Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
Gerald Eugene Livingston was born on November 6, 1932 in rural Pike County, east of Vandalia the son of Gerald Dean and Oma D’Arline (Cook) Livingston.
He married Carolyn J. Neal in Columbia, Mo. on February 18, 1955.
He attended area schools and was a 1950 Vandalia High School graduate. Gerald then attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and graduated in 1954 with a bachelor of science degree.
He served two years in the U.S. Air Force as the Personnel Officer for the Headquarters Squadron of the 366th Fighter Bomber Wing at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, Louisiana.
After his service, he worked for a trucking company in Caseyville, Ill. and then an insurance company in Collinsville, Ill.
Gerald then worked for five years as the operations manager for the trucking division at Wetterau Foods. He then started St. Louis Trailer Sales and Leasing company, which he owned and managed for nearly 15 years.
During much of this time, Gerald farmed near Vandalia and then continued farming until he retired, around late 1999.
He attended the Lutheran Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and watching Mizzou basketball and football.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher J. Livingston of rural Vandalia; Gregory J. and wife, Brenda Livingston of Chesterfield, Mo. one daughter, Candace L. and husband, Daniel Briggs of Carmel, Ind.; four granddaughters: Alexandra C. Briggs, Anastasia D. Briggs, Alexix L. Livingston, and Aleah G. Livingston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are encouraged to the donor’s choice.