McMinnville resident and Warren County native Earnest Wayne "Pest" Youngblood, age 70, was born Jan. 28, 1942 and died Jan. 28 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville following a sudden illness.
A self-employed mechanic, United States Army veteran of Vietnam and member of Morrison Methodist Church, he was the son of the late Arry and Alma Woods Youngblood. Mr. Youngblood was a member of the Unites States Army Honor Guard from 1964-1967. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Donald Austin.
He was married July 18, 1967 to Anita McCormick Youngblood of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Randal and Sally Youngblood of McMinnville; five grandchildren, Keely Paige Youngblood, Lathan Wayne Youngblood, Arielle Jolie Youngblood, Harley Addison Youngblood and Phoenix Monroe Youngblood, all of McMinnville; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Joe and Carolyn Youngblood, Arry Jack and Faye Youngblood and David and Gail Youngblood, all of Morrison, and Larry Youngblood of McMinnville; sister, Geneva Austin of McMinnville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Johnny and Ruth Ann McCormick of Tullahoma; sister-in-law, Reta Madden of Summitville; two nieces, Laura McCormick and Karrissa McCormick; nephew, Michael Madden and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral service was held Tuesday in High's Chapel with Jackie Matheny, Bo Hendrix and John May officiating. Burial will follow in the Summitville Cemetery in Coffee County with full military honors administered by the VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 1, 2012