Patrick John Edward Livingston, age 72, of Manhattan passed away Sept 17, 2019 in Denton, TX. Patrick was born on December 14, 1946, in Baxter Springs, Kansas. He was the son of the late John Joseph Livingston and the late Dorothy Margaret Milton Livingston and a resident of Manhattan for 55 years. He graduated from Lawton High school in Oklahoma in 1964. He then joined the US Army and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, followed by 8 weeks of military police training at the Army Training Center, Fort Gordon, GA. Livingston’s training included instruction in civil and military law, traffic control, prisoner-of-war control, and self-defense. He served in the Vietnam War in 1966. In 1989, he became a mason and member of LaFayette Lodge #16 of Manhattan.
Patrick had an impeccable work ethic. He started delivering newspapers as a young boy. As a young adult, he worked at Cook’s Paint, Harding Glass and Skaggs Ford all in Manhattan. He then purchased Pats Pawn & Gun Shop in Ogden, KS in which he worked for 38 years. Over those 38 years, Patrick worked with several law enforcement agencies on many occasions, including providing records of the gun sale leading to the arrest of the Oklahoma City bombers. In addition, he owned and operated many other small businesses over the years. He was also known for his keen business mind and outgoing personality.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 51 years, Judy Kay; his daughters Julie (husband Tyler) Glaum of Bettendorf, IA, Dr. Jennifer Livingston (husband Dr. Scott Haesemeyer) of Leawood, KS, and Jill Livingston of Topeka, KS; grandchildren Trevor and Jonathan Glaum, Reagan and Ava Haesemeyer; brother Michael Livingston of Sanger, TX; sisters Jeanne Wagner of Laurel, MD and Vilma Thomas of London, England. He was preceded in death by both his parents and his brother John Livingston Jr of Joplin, Mo.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct 12th at 11:00am at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow the service at the St. George Cemetery in St. George, Kansas.
Memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church of Manhattan or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Ks. 66502