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James "Jim" Henry Livengood, Jr.

November 13, 1934 — September 17, 2023


James “Jim” Henry Livengood Jr., 88, of Smithfield, Virginia, passed away on September 17, 2023 at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Jim graduated from Boyden High School and Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. He worked his way through college taking photographs and was hired by the Salisbury Post as a photographer soon after. Jim married his childhood sweetheart, the late Mary Ann Livengood, and they enjoyed 63 years together. Jim loved working as a photographer and took a job with the Daily Press and moved to Newport News where he and Mary Ann raised their family. He retired from the Daily Press as the Manager of the Photo Department after 36 years. Together they built their dream home in Smithfield and spent time with friends, family and traveling. They especially loved to go on cruises. In addition to Mary Ann, he was preceded in death by his father, James Henry Livengood, Sr., mother, Annie Lou Brady Livengood and sisters, Jean Elizabeth Floyd and Dorothy Nell Livengood. He is survived by his sons, James “Jim” Michael Livengood, Sr. (Dolores), Robert “Bob” Jeffrey Livengood (Melody); grandchildren James Michael Livengood, Jr. (Kelsey), Casey Elizabeth Livengood, and Robert Nicholas Livengood (Julia) and three great-grandchildren, Michaela Marie Livengood, James Henry Livengood and David Kenneth Livengood. Jim enjoyed being outside working in his yard, boating and fishing. He was also quite the handy man and would tackle any project large or small. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 21, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Smithfield Station. The family also wishes to thank the Emergency Room and CCU staffs at Riverside Medical Center and a special thanks to family friend Dr. John Boyd. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, Online condolences may be registered at

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