Richard Lee Livick
Richard Lee Livick
  • September 21, 1932 - January 13, 2018
  • Mount Sidney, Virginia

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Born: 9/21/1932
Died: 1/13/2018

Richard "Buddy" Livick was born on 9/21/1932, son of the late Dallas (Wiseman) and Maurice E. Livick and resided all of his life in Augusta County. Buddy served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He attended Bridgewater and James Madison University earning a B.S. and M. A. in School Administration. He served as principal at Weyers Cave, New Hope, Ladd Elementary Schools and retired as principal of Riverheads Elementary in 1987.

Notable accomplishments during his career include pioneering the elementary guidance program in Augusta County curriculum, executing the first self-study evaluation (by Virginia State Board of Education) at Ladd Elementary School and establishment of an elementary artist in-residence art program at Riverheads Elementary School. Upon retirement, Buddy participated in a state education program; BTAP (Beginning Teacher Assistance Program) and drove a school bus for a short period of time.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha Crute Livick, a daughter Diane K. Livick and husband, Scott A. Ripley of Mt. Sidney, VA, a son, Brent Lee Livick, also of Mt. Sidney, two grandsons, Brian Scott Livick Ripley and companion, Sarah Roe, of Madison, WI and Paul Taylor "Jay" Ripley of Harrisonburg.

In addition, Buddy is survived by two sisters, Marcy Livick and husband, John, of Winchester, VA and Loretta Sutton of Staunton, VA and a sister-in-law, Kay S. Crute of Garland, TX, as well as 7 nieces and nephews. A special pet "Taffy" will greatly miss Buddy.

Passions of Buddy were golfing, playing bridge and horse racing.

Friends can be received at his residence, 460 Mt. Pisgah Rd., Mt Sidney from 7:00-9:00 pm on Friday, Jan. 19, or Saturday, Jan. 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers remembrances can be directed to Valley Mission, 1513 Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, at 1:00 pm at Lindsey Funeral Home chapel in Weyers Cave, VA.

The family needs to express their eternal gratitude, love and respect to nurse Kelly, Dr. Timothy Short, and associates from Hospice of the Piedmont for their combined extremely devoted, competent and professionalism in their coordinated efforts in attending to the physical, sociological and emotional needs of Buddy during the past few years. Also, our heartfelt love and admiration for the competent, compassionate care rendered by CARE FREE Health, health aides, Jamie Jones and Martha Rohrer.

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