Richard "Buddy" Lee Livick

September 21, 1932January 13, 2018

RICHARD LEE “BUDDY” LIVICK 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. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 3, 2018

Richard "Buddy" Lee Livick

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January 27, 2018

sorry to here about your loss. Ben & McKay Borden Yorktown Va.

Anita (Wisenan) Moore

January 21, 2018

A wonderful person and special cousin! He always liked to trade me!! I was the youngest of 22 cousins -so I guess he good pick on me-- ( got use to it and liked him teasing me!!! Find memories forever!!

Cynthia Canning

January 19, 2018

Rest in Peace Mr. Livick.
My sincere condolences to the family!

Teesa (Mayo) Miller

January 18, 2018

Saw him just a few weeks ago. Sang a song for him we made up about him at school years ago, we both had a great laugh about it! That's the way I'll remember him, that laugh..that day. You were a fine role model for all the little lives that you touched, rest well Mr Livick, you deserve it...

Norman Westerberg

January 18, 2018

Condolences to the Livick family at this difficult time.

Diana Wagner

January 18, 2018

I remember Mr. Livick from my days at Ladd Elementary. I was a student there from fourth grade on. I am now 58. I have very fond memories of him and will never forget him.

Ernie Mayo

January 18, 2018

Sorry for your's been along time since 1969 at Ladd elementary Ricard was a great man and a great roll model then in first grade .My prayers go out to the entire family

Carol Byrd

January 18, 2018

Dear Martha and family: I am so saddened to learn of Buddy's passing. He was such a joy to know and have as a part of the PACE class at the "Y". We had always hoped that he would surprise us one day and visit the class, of course, checking to make sure that the chairs were properly spaced, and then at the end of class, they were correctly stacked in the closet. Even though he is no longer with us on earth, Buddy left many happy memories for us to hold on to until we meet again . . .Love and prayers, Carol Byrd Staunton Augusta Family YMCA

Sandy Yeager

January 18, 2018

Such a wonderful gentleman. He was truly a blessing.

Bethel Crummett

January 17, 2018

Dear Martha, Diane, Brent & family. I am so saddened to hear of Richards passing. We were neighbors growing up & I have so many fond condolences to your family.