Larry "Dale" Youngblood

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Funeral services for Larry "Dale" Youngblood, 62, of Huntington will be held Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Huntington. Speaking for Dale at his service will be Ted Howard of Diboll. Ted came into Dale's life as a true brother-in-law, not by blood, but by love. Dale had always wanted a special brother-in-law and found one in Ted. Interment will follow in the Huntington Cemetery. Dale was born July 14, 1947 in Lufkin, Texas to Delbert and Norma (Sharp) Youngblood, and left this world for the next Monday, January 11, 2010 at his residence. Dale served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 until 1974 in Hawaii, where he was in communications. After working 25 years, he retired from TXU in 2001. He started out in the switch room and finished his career as a supervisor. Survivors include his mother, Norma Youngblood of Huntington; wife, Vicki Youngblood of Huntington; daughter and son-in-law, Monica and John McCoy of Wylie; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Brandi Howard and Marshall and Amanda Howard, all of Huntington; grandchildren, Chase and Alyssa McCoy of Wylie, Sarah, Tyler, Katy and Neches Howard, Cecil, Johny and Cody Smith, all of Huntington; special niece and great-nephew, Robin Pippen-Britton and Bladen Britton of Huntington; special friends, Kathy Marshall and Henry Howard, who he always affectionately referred to as his husband-in-law, of Huntington. Dale's special prayer was "Bless my children and my children's children" and he prayed it often. All his babies had a special place in his heart and his conversations were filled with special moments with each of them. Dale was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Neil of Lufkin; father, Delbert Youngblood of Lufkin; sister, Arlene Youngblood Martin of Lufkin; and special brother-in-law, Randy Marshall of Huntington. Pallbearers will be Greg Porter, Chuck White, Martin Smith, Bill Bowling, Wesley Emerson and Bucky Howard. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home in Huntington. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Jan. 13, 2010
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