Carrol Ray (Bill) Livingston



Carrol Ray Livingston, known as Bill, to family and friends was born on November 16, 1926 in Center, Texas, and died on August 12, 2020. He was born to Louis and Della Livingston and was one of thirteen children.

Bill and Dora Jean Bailey were married on August 21, 1949. They had 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

At the end of WW II, Bill served in the army as a truck driver during the occupation of Japan.

Following that, Bill had many jobs, but his main occupation was working at the Pasadena Paper Mill from 1953 until 1985.  While working at the mill, he and Dora started a company manufacturing seat cushions for Igloo.  They continued this until the late 90’s when they decided to retire. 

While spending most of his adult life in Pasadena, Texas where he and Dora raised their family, they eventually moved back to their hometown of Center. 

As an avid hunter and fisherman, Bill loved nothing more than to spend his time doing both of those, especially with the ones he loved.

Bill had many wonderful qualities, but if you ask anyone who knew him, they would tell you his best quality was his love of his family. 

He is survived by:

Karel and Eugene Kujawa
Sheila and Larry Parker 
Kristina and Tommy Smith
Betsy Thomason

Jennifer and Gary Martinez
Jamie and Christine Kujawa
Jackie and Joey Abendroth
Jerry and Becky Parker
Kimberly and Mark Thompson
Krystal Patrick
Katie and Kyle Calaway
Brian and Kacie Patrick
Bradley and Diana Thomason
Brooke and Shane Hudson

Kenton Harbour
Tori Martinez
Blane Martinez
Haiden Martinez
Elizabeth Stokes-Kujawa
Leellen Parker
Kailynn Calaway
Hayden Abendroth
Emily Stokes-Kujawa
Kooper Calaway
Braden Patrick
Emmerson Ward
Carmen Thomason
Kenlie Patrick
Avery Ward 
Shelby Parker
Bailey Abendroth
Jake Thomason
Korie Patrick 
Trey Thomason

Pallbearers will be Eugene Kujawa, Larry Parker, Tommy Smith, Jamie Kujawa, Jerry Parker, Brian Patrick, and Bradley Thomson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

The family requests all attendees wear face coverings.

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