Funeral Services for E.A. "Shorty" Youngblood, 90, of Tifton, GA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Perry Funeral Chapel in Ashburn. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Turner County. Mr. Youngblood passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 after an extended illness.
The son of the late John Greene and Johnnie Lee Waters Youngblood, he was born in Tift County, GA on December 17, 1925. He was a retired foreman with Keenan Tractor Co. and a founding member of Westside Baptist Church of Ashburn, GA. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and a member of the American Legion. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Corine Taylor Youngblood, son, Wayne Youngblood, two brothers, Donald Royce Youngblood and H.T. Youngblood, and two sisters, Bessie Louise Bass and Pearlie Mae Fletcher.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry (Barbara) Youngblood of Tifton, GA., Larry (Kathy) Youngblood of Sycamore, GA., Gary (Kathy) Youngblood of Tifton, GA., one daughter Tammy Y. (Kyle) Duffey of Tifton, GA., one brother, James Youngblood of Malvern, AL., one sister, Jimmie Lou Marchant of Chula, GA., thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, January 11, 2016, from six until eight at Perry Funeral Chapel.