Archer Davenport Livengood Sr.

Published 10:18 pm Monday, November 9, 2015

Pastor Archer Davenport Livengood Sr., 96, a former and longtime resident of Harmony Lane in Mocksville, died on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at Autumn Care of Mocksville.

A native of Opelika, Ala., 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 family of five boys and four girls, they grew up near Winston-Salem in a Christian home. Hew 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 music and piano technology. His wish was to be remembered for his service to God and man.

Survivors: sons, Archer D. Livengood Jr. of Mocksville, and Dr. Melvin S. Livengood (Judith) of Mesquite, Nev.; and 2 brothers, David L. Livengood and Gerald W. Livengood.

He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Clarence J. Livengood Jr. and Stanley H. Livengood; and 4 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 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 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 service at the church.