Jimmie Ray Youngblood, age 83, of Green Forest, Arkansas, passed away December 19, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. He entered this life April 29, 1936, in a log cabin, in Oak Grove, Arkansas, the son of Robert T. “Bob” and Harriett LaVesta (Nance) Youngblood. He was joined in marriage July 4, 1956, to Alice Marie Blankenship. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Jimmie worked for 32 years as a Weltron Business Engineer with Tyson Foods Company. With a great love for cross country field trial dog racing, he was well respected in the dog community. He is one of only two who have won the field trial triple crown. Over the years, Jimmie had several world Champion Night Coondogs. He raised chickens for Tyson foods and enjoyed the horses and livestock on the family farm. He was a member of the Lions Horse Club and was honored to be their flag bearer for the parades and rodeos. He was also a member of the Northern Cherokee Tribe. Jimmie was an active member of the Green Forest Cowboy Church, where his celebration of life will be held. Most of all, he loved his family and dedicated many hours with them training and taking care of the dogs and the farm. Many memories have been tucked away that will bring smiles to faces for years to come. He will be greatly missed.
Jimmie is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Vesta Youngblood; brothers and sisters: Clayton Youngblood, Judith Marie Youngblood, Reba Youngblood Flowers, Ertie Youngblood, Edna Youngblood Bunch, Lucille Youngblood Cook, and Robert (Jr.) Youngblood; and grandson, Jerad Douglas Campbell.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alice Marie Youngblood of the home; one brother, Joy Lee Youngblood of Utah; one son, Elton Ray and wife (Carrie) Youngblood of Hollister, Missouri; one daughter, Marquetta Marie French of Green Forest, Arkansas; grandchildren: Travis Youngblood and wife (Amy) of Kansas, , Tony Youngblood and wife (Hilary) of Northwest Arkansas, Hannah Youngblood and Jayden Youngblood of Hollister, Missouri, Jimmie Ed and wife (Leslie) Campbell of Green Forest, Arkansas; great-grandchildren: Gabe Youngblood, Ben Youngblood, Alex Youngblood, Jade Campbell, Suzetta Campbell, and Edison Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3 NLT
A visitation will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 28, 2019, with a celebration of life service at 2:00 PM, at the Green Forest Cowboy Church, 687 Hwy. 103 N. Green Forest, Arkansas, with Brother Billy Williams officiating. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.