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Mr. Richard Youngblood

March 20, 1952 ~ August 23, 2022 (age 70)

Obituary

Mr. Richard Youngblood, 70, of Centre and formerly of Gaylesville, died Tuesday morning, August 23, 2022 in a Rome hospital.

Mr. Youngblood was born in Cave Spring, March 20, 1952, a son of the late Roscoe Youngblood and the late Gladys Hobgood Youngblood. He attended the Cave Spring School, and was a member of the Jackson’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Youngblood was employed by the City of Rome where he was a heavy equipment operator, having retired in 2014. Richard enjoyed fishing and doing yard work.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Allen Youngblood, Weldon Youngblood, Robert (Bobby) Youngblood, Darial Youngblood, Eugene (Gene) Youngblood, Hilburn Youngblood, and Byron (Buck) Youngblood, and by his sister, Mrs. Ann Youngblood Steed.

Survivors include his wife, the former Bettie Swearengin to whom he was married March 14, 2008; three children, Heidi (Kevin) Warren of Lafayette, Candace Youngblood of Florida, and Deidra (Scott) Lambert of Rome; and a step-son Jay Upton of Guntersville. Two grandchildren, Kaleb and Kason Warren; two sister in laws Betty Youngblood and Fannie Youngblood; a brother in law, Leonard Steed and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Youngblood were held Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Jacksons’ Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronald Swearengin and Rev. Brian Evans officiating. Interment followed in the Jackson’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stanley Steed, Keith Youngblood, Curtis Endicott, Kenyon Gillespie, Tony Tucker and Jay Upton.

The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. EDT.

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