Gary was born Jan. 16, 1940 in Newton County, MO, the son of Wm O. and Helen (Raulston) Youngblood.
He graduated from Stella High School and had worked at Tamko in Joplin.
Gary married Sandra Walker on Oct. 4, 1958 in Miami, OK and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1997.
He is survived by three children, Melissa Jones, Carlyle, ILL; Mark Youngblood, Stella and Melinda Sibley, Pittsfield, ILL; his mother, Helen Youngblood, Jerseyville, ILL; two brothers, Ronnie Youngblood, Jerseyville, ILL and Denny Youngblood, Dow, ILL; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, Stella.