Frank M. Youngblood, Sr., 87, died Wednesday at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl. Visitation was Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Services followed in the chapel at Wright & Ferguson, Highland Colony Parkway.
Mr. Youngblood, a native of Glen Allen had been a long time resident of the Jackson area. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and received his Juris Doctor from The University of Mississippi in 1951. He had a general law practice in Jackson and Brandon for over 60 years with an emphasis in oil and gas work, and as a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. He was proud of mentoring and practicing law with his son Buddy. He served in Europe in the Air Force during WWII, attaining the rank of Lt. Col.
Mr. Youngblood and his family were members of Galloway Memorial Methodist Church and, later, Riverside Independent Methodist. His family joined First Baptist Church in Jackson in 1972.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Billup Youngblood, and his son Richard Stephen Youngblood.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Hardy of Ridgeland; son, Frank M. “Buddy” Youngblood, Jr. (Cynthia) of Flowood; six grandchildren, Brian David Hardy (Kip), Amy Hardy Nelms (Bryan), Frank M. “Mac” Youngblood, III (Ashley), Brad Youngblood, Suzanne Youngblood, and Stephanie Youngblood; great grandchildren, Amelia Grace and Addison Lynn Youngblood, and Donovan Nash Hardy; and former wife, June Rowell Youngblood. Mr. Youngblood is also survived by a brother, Charles G. Youngblood, Jr. and sister, Carolyn Bushman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. God blessed him with a family of children, grandchildren, and “greats,” whom he adored, and that love and respect was returned.
Mr. Youngblood was a die-hard Mississippi State fan and a former basketball player for the Bulldogs