G.K. Livingston

April 26, 2017


Charlotte – George Kilgo Livingston, Jr., 87, died April 26 , 2017, at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, NC where he had lived for the last 15 years. He was born in North, SC on December 13, 1929, son of G. Kilgo and Viola W. Livingston.

In 1950, G.K. married Pamela Houser Livingston who predeceased him along with his parents. He is survived by his three children, George Livingston III, and his wife, Lyz, Wes Livingston and his wife, Angela and Kay Livingston Gabriel and her husband, Tripp; grandchildren, Kilgo, Charlotte, Wesley, Anna, Kyle, Katie and Wilson; and great-grandchildren Cathryn, Cally, Caleb and Bennett.

G.K. graduated from North High School in 1946 and attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where he graduated in 1950. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the 3rd Infantry Division. He received the Combat Infantry badge, earned a Bronze Star for valor and was honorably discharged earning the rank of Captain.

G.K. enjoyed a 37-year career with Bell South and AT&T before retiring in 1987 as the NC General Manager for Customer Services. He served in the community as President of the Charlotte Full Gospel Businessman’s Fellowship, President of Charleston SC Chamber of Commerce, United Way Charleston SC, Charlotte YMCA Board of Directors and as a member of President Nixon’s 1970 SC Education Council.

“Dad lived a full life until the very end and we will miss him.”

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the Francis Chapel of Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the U.S.O. or Sharon Towers Residents’ Assistance Fund.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences at www.kennethpoeservices.com Phone: 704 641-7606


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  • Chuck Gallant

    I was sorry to hear this morning of the loss of your father. I enjoyed reading about him in the obituary. During my high school and college years, I was a beneficiary of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship your father served and led. I am especially grateful for your father's service, because I took my father to a FGBF meeting and God used that meeting as a key part of the process of turning Dad's heart to Him in a personal way. Your father had a long and meaningful life, but in my experience that is only a small comfort when losing a parent, something only those who have gone through it can fully understand Please know that you, Tripp, Wilson, Katie and your extended family are in my prayers and thoughts. I know God will be your comforter and sustainer and give you His peace as you walk through your loss.

    In deepest sympathy,
    Chuck Gallant