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1951 Richard 2020

Richard Steven Levingston

May 13, 1951 — October 8, 2020

WALLS- Richard Steven (Steve) Levingston age 69 of Walls, MS passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at his home in Walls.

Richard was born May 13, 1951, to Stanley and Katherine Ann (Middleton) Levingston in Greenwood, MS.
He grew up in Ruleville, MS, and graduated from Ruleville High School. He also graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College and attended Delta State University. After completing schooling, he worked as a diesel mechanic and on a farm. Later in life, he worked with First National Bank for some 13 years. Richard was an entrepreneur as such, owning several businesses, Levingston Auto Sales for 15 years and for the past 20 years 51 Title Loans. Richard enjoyed hunting, mainly ducks and doves.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Katherine Levingston, son, Stanley Paul Levingston, and a brother Stanley Donald Levingston.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Casey (Jess) Ketchum of Pagosa Springs, CO, brother, Oscar Hubert (Lee) Levingston, of Cleveland, MS, and a sister Silvia Diane Levingston of Bay Village, Ohio. Four grandchildren, Kylie, Duke and Jeb Ketchum of Colorado, and Anderson (Brooke) Levingston of Texas.

Richard is also preceded in death by Jonathan David Nix (Carolyn Hickman’s son and Richard’s stepson), and is survived by his dear companion, Carolyn Hickman, and family which he considered his own, Samantha McKenzie (stepdaughter), and family, step-grandchildren Kee'Von McKenzie, Ke'Shawn McKenzie, Jae'Cion McKenzie and Ja'Marie McKenzie and Allison Hickman (step-granddaughter).

A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be signed at

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Drew Cemetery

, Drew, MS 38737

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