Levingston, who enlisted in the Army in October 1942 and participated in the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943, became America's oldest World War II veteran on Aug. 16, 2015, following the death of Emma Didlake. But Levingston also held the title of America's oldest man after Felix Simoneux Jr. died last month on April 19.
But Levingston held that title for only two weeks: He passed away at a Louisiana nursing home on Tuesday.
Levingston’s nephew said a funeral will be held next Tuesday at the Wesley Grove CME Church in Levngston's hometown of Cotton Valley, Louisiana.
Through that sad turn of events, Richard Overton is now officially America’s oldest World War II veteran.
Overton, who joined the U.S. Army in September 1942 and fought the Japanese in the South Pacific, left the Army as a sergeant in October 1945, a month after the war with Japan ended.
The current resident of Austin will celebrate his 110th birthday next week on May 11, likely surrounded by loved ones and smoke from his favorite cigars.