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Jesse Robert "Bob" Livingood

September 30, 1939 — November 11, 2023


Jesse Robert “Bob” Livingood, age 84, of Graysville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2023, at WeCare of Waynesburg.

Born September 30, 1939, in Morris Township, son of the late Jesse F. and Luella M. (Whipkey) Livingood.

Bob graduated from Richhill Township High School in 1957, then went on to trade school in Chicago to become a Machinist. He was a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church in Graysville. Bob married Mary Ellen Ealy on March 7, 1959, and they were happily married for 64 years. He was employed with Star Dynamics in Washington for 33 years as a machinist on Coal Mine Equipment until he retired in 1996. Bob was also employed with Harris-Seybold Company in Cleveland, OH for five years. He built and installed 4x4 units for Model T’s and built six 4x4 model T’s over the years. Bob also manufactured and installed Livingood Boilers. He was featured in the Vintage Ford Magazine on 4-wheel drive knowledge. Bob was a member of the Model T Club of America. He was a volunteer Fireman for Graysville Fire Department.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Christine (Charles) Rice, of Graysville, Valerie (Tom Dorsey) Livingood, of Prosperity and Wayne (Charie) Livingood, of Washington; six grandchildren, Miranda (Dan) Collins, of Graysville, Rebecca (Herb) Merriner, of Graysville, Brittany (Zach) Jones, of Waynesburg, Damian (Darianne Medlan) Dorsey, of Prosperity, Zach (Tiffany) Harris, of Grantown, WV, and Harley Livingood, of Washington; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Dille, of Cabot, AR; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, two brothers, Richard and Kenneth Livingood and one sister Ruth Auld.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 4-8 PM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Lanny Hewitt, officiating. Interment will be private.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

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