Colonel Otis W. Livingston, Jr

Published 2:29 pm Thursday, May 11, 2023

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Colonel Otis W. Livingston, Jr., USA Retired, of Tryon, NC died on May 10, 2023, at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City, NC.

Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Otis W. and Alma P. Livingston. A career Army Officer, Colonel Livingston, after retirement from military service, spent many years as Director of the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority in Florence, SC. He was a graduate of Columbia High School and Clemson University and was a combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his military career, he was awarded numerous decorations for valor and service.  He enjoyed oil painting, gardening, and world traveling with his wife of 24 years, Nancy U. Livingston. 

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 He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth O’Neal Livingston, after 47 years of marriage. 

He is survived by his wife Nancy and four children from his first marriage: Frances E. Livingston, Robert B. Livingston, Caroline Livingston Grayson, and Otis W. Livingston III.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three stepchildren, and five step-grandchildren.

A memorial service with military honors will take place at The Episcopal Church of The Transfiguration in Saluda, NC at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023, with Reverend Chip Broadfoot officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall.  

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the following: Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation, PO BOX 122, Tryon, NC 28782 or to The Wounded Warrior Project

A full obituary and an online guest register is available at


McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, NC