Mr. John George Levings, Jr., 81, of Camden, TN passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Henry County Medical Center. Mr. Levings was born on October 28, 1940 in Buffalo, OK to the late John George Levings and Myrtle Catherine Mease Levings. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Levings and son, Roger John Levings.
Mr. Levings was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was serving aboard the USS Lake Champlain in 1961 when it picked up the Freedom 7 space capsule carrying Commander Alan Shepard, the first American into space. He was a Master Engineer at TWA for 25 years working on the King of Saudi Arabia’s plane in conjunction with Boeing and Collins. An Electronics Engineer and Instructor at American Airlines from which he retired before building a home in Tennessee.
John loved his country and country living. His favorite pastime was hunting and fishing and time in the great outdoors. He was always happy to teach the younger generation old time skills and wine making. His heart was indeed as large as the great outdoors, and his heart touched many others around the world.
Son, Richard Anthony Levings (Erlene), son Randolph Andrew Levings, daughter Desiree Ann Levings, all of Kent, Washington. Son, William Chambers of Camden, TN and daughters, Brenda Nicholas of Prince George, VA, and Lucrecia Chambers of Ashland City, TN.
Grandchildren: Amanda Leah Levings, Christopher Michael Levings, Christiana Birkeland, Leticia Solis, Keith Ellison Berano, and Welsh Verano.
Great Grandchildren: Willow Levings-Hunt, Aliamarie Benge, and Caleb Smith.
Siblings: Cathy Brown of Woodward, OK, Robert Levings of Glendale, AZ and Carole Love (Gene) of Avondale, AZ.
Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 11:00-1:00 pm at Oakdale Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 1 pm at Oakdale Funeral Home. Burial to follow in the Camden City Cemetery
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