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James Wigfall "Jim" Youngblood

1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James  Wigfall "Jim" Youngblood Obituary
Aug. 23, 1932-Sept. 10, 2018

James "Jim" Wigfall Youngblood of Gainesville, Ga., passed away in his sleep on Sept. 10, 2018, after living a long and happy life.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1932, in Greenwood, S.C., to Samuel Manly Youngblood Sr. and Helen Anderson Youngblood.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Sandifer) Drew Youngblood; daughters Connie Samford (Stephen), Mary Waiboer (Jack) and Susan Lesesne (John) in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte Drew of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Kristina Busch (Michael), Dale Whitten (Johnna), Kaitlyn Dixon (Christopher), Justin Vedrode, Bailey Lesesne; and great-grandchildren Noah Dixon, Zachary and Thomas Busch, Bryson and Lydia Whitten; and sister, Francis Youngblood McNutt of Cullman, Ala., plus many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Samuel Manly Youngblood Jr. and Helen Youngblood Coleman, both of Greenwood, S.C.

Jim graduated from high school in Greenwood, S.C., served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and then in the United States Marine Corps Reserves in Charleston, S.C. He was in transportation throughout his career. He fulfilled his lifelong dream in 2000 when he joined the Masonic Lodge and the Yaarab Shrine Temple. He enjoyed several happy retirement years helping to raise money for the .

He was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church in Gillsville, Ga. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Above all Jim loved life, family and friends. He loved to laugh and was always thinking of others. It was Jim's wish that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the or .

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com.
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The Times, Gainesville, Ga.
Sept. 12, 2018
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Sept. 12, 2018
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