Peaceful 07

Owen "Claude" Livesay

July 4, 1954 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 67)


Owen “Claude” Livesay was a loving and devoted husband, father, papaw, brother & friend.   He left this world peacefully at home with his girls by his side on November 30, 2021.  Claude was born to Oren Claude and Mattie EvMarie Livesay on July 4, 1954 in Lee County, Va.  He was saved at a young age and was a member of Livesay’s Chapel Church.  He met and married the love of his life, Lorrie Hope Drinnon.  They had four daughters and eight grandchildren.  Claude was a kind hearted, fun loving, hardworking man. He loved to give people nicknames and absolutely loved to horseplay.  Claude learned the value of hard work as a young man by building houses with his dad and Uncle Charlie.  Over the years he became a jack of all trades.  He has built many houses & buildings in north east Tennessee and south west Virginia.  He also farmed, did mechanic work, built furniture and worked for Short Mtn. Silica, from which he retired in June 2019.  Family meant everything to him.  He loved his community & neighbors.  He will be sadly and dearly missed by all who knew him. 


Claude was preceded in death by his father, Oren Claude Livesay; mother, Mattie EvMarie Livesay; daughter, Sapphirra Love Livesay; sister, Sally Marie Seal & sister-in-law, Nancy Gayle Livesay


He is leaving behind;

Wife; Lorrie “Fuzzy” Livesay

Daughters; Sonya “Head Lucy” Smith (Tim Smith), Crimson “Trense” Sutton (Scott Sutton) and Tayra “Pooh” Johnson (Robbie Johnson)

Grandchildren; Madison “Rodchester” Livesay, Kohen “Trey Lucy” Smith, Stetson “Fred” Collins, Brady “Buck” Johnson, Myles “Oh Mylzie” Johnson, Brianna “Breenana” Johnson, Sarah Berry and Avery Sutton

Brothers; Jerry Lee Livesay and Jackie Allen Livesay

Sister; Sandra May Dibble

A host of family and friends

Special Friends; Dave Seal and Donnie Seal

Life Long Friend; Jessie Johnson


Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Livesay Chapel Church

Rev. Doug Gibson & Rev. Robbie Johnson officiating

Interment will follow in the Livesay Cemetery

Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Livesay, Alex Livesay, Trey Smith, Brady Johnson, Myles Johnson, Stetson Collins, Dave Seal & Donnie Seal

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Livesay Chapel Church


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McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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December 4, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Livesay's Chapel Church
Livesay's Chapel Road
Kyles Ford, Tn. 37765

Funeral Service
December 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Livesay's Chapel Church
Livesay's Chapel Road
Kyles Ford, Tn. 37765

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