William W. Youngblood
Virginia Beach – William W. Youngblood passed away on November 17, 2013 at home surrounded by family. The son of Marie Scott and William O. Youngblood, and the proud grandchild of Peter Grant Scott. Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1922 and grew up in Michigan.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Christine Barrows Youngblood; brother, Jack Youngblood; sister, Jean Youngblood Hutchens; and his half sisters Grace and Barbara Youngblood. He is also survived by his son, Craig Youngblood; daughter, Kim Youngblood Bovee, son-in-law, Joe Bovee and their children, Erin and Jordan Bovee. Left to cherish his memory are four additional grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a great-great grandson. He is predeceased by his sister, Laeta Youngblood Evans, his daughter, Jaima Youngblood, and his son, Scott Youngblood.
Bill Youngblood joined the Army Air Corp in 1940 and served in WWII in the China-India-Burma Theater. He also served during the Korean Conflict and retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt. Colonel in 1965. He loved sailing, biking, physical fitness, and books which led him to a long association with the Virginia Beach City Public Libraries during his retirement. Bill was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach and the Disabled American Veterans.
We would like to thank the numerous friends, family, and caregivers who supported us through Bill’s long illness; your support has been invaluable. A private memorial service for the family will be held after the first of the year in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to www.cremate.org.