Peggy Marlene Livesay, 85 (revised)

Peggy Marlene Livesay, 85, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2021 at her home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born February 21, 1936 in Newton, Illinois, the oldest child of Kenneth Harris and Ruth Kathaleen Warford Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sandra Harris.

Marlene is survived by her husband of 68 years, Robert Douglas Livesay, her daughter Jill Anne Livesay Zockoll, and son-in-law Brad Kent Zockoll, both of Oak Ridge, TN; three grandchildren, Nicholas Robert Zockoll and granddaughter-in-law, Alexis Shipley Zockoll, both of Greenville, TN; Peter Samuel Zockoll, of Oregon; and Julianne Marlene Zockoll, living at home with her parents; three great-grandchildren, Noah, Bella, and John Zockoll, all living at home with their parents, Nicholas and Alexis. Marlene is also survived by a brother, Larry Harris living in Mahomet, Illinois; sisters Janet O’Banion, living in Maryville, Tennessee, Pamela Stacy, living in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Denise Harris, of Liberty, North Carolina.

Marlene graduated from Unity High School at Tolono, IL, and went on to attend secretarial school before working for Dowell Agricultural Specialists for thirteen years, after which she held various jobs as she traveled around the country with Robert. Her interests were primarily family, church, sewing, reading, and camping.

A Memorial Service will be held at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 1451 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, on Friday, May 14 at 6:00 pm, EST. A graveside ceremony and burial will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens (Glasgow Memorial Gardens), 1504 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, Kentucky on Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 am, CST. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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