Cannon County native and resident, Mr. Lonnie “Buck” Youngblood, age 94, died Sunday, June 12, 2022, after an extended illness. He was born November 23, 1927, to the late George Washington and Hattie Enos Youngblood.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Youngblood was preceded in death by his wife Betty (Summers) Youngblood; son Lonnie Steven “Stevie Boy” “Rug” Youngblood; brothers and sisters Helen Youngblood, Hallis Youngblood, Lela Osment, Elvert Youngblood Maine Youngblood, Toy Youngblood, and Dovie Hibdon; and nephew and best friend Billy Lois Youngblood.
Mr. Youngblood is survived by his sister, Lola Barrett, of McMinnville, who celebrated her 100th birthday in March; daughters Sherry (Jimmy) Bouldin of McMinnville, Debbie (Rickey) Powers of McMinnville, and Tina Tenpenny of the Short Mountain community; grandchildren Valerie Gunter, Robert (Samantha) Gunter, Justin (Whitney) Tenpenny, Jiles (Lindsey) Tenpenny, and Lonnie Jeran Tenpenny; great-grandchildren Dakota (Louisa) Basham, Devin Lewis, Lexi (Kolin) Roberts, Daniel Norrod, Grayeson Holt, Cambrie Gunter, and Holden Tenpenny; and great-great-granddaughter Isla Basham. Also surviving is son Eddie Youngblood, daughter Vickie Griffith, and their children and grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. Additionally, Buck leaves behind longtime neighbor and friend Ronnie Smith.
Mr. Youngblood’s family also expresses their gratitude on his behalf to Suzanne Reed for her care during his final months.
Save for a few short years, Buck lived his entire life in the Short Mountain community on Blanton School Road – along with many of his brothers, sister, nieces and nephews – a short distance from where he was born and raised. Buck attended New Short Mountain United Methodist Church and was retired from International Paper and the Cannon County Highway Department. In retirement he enjoyed farming, gardening, mowing his yard, helping in the food ministry at his church, going to breakfast on Tuesday mornings with his son-in-law Jimmy, and any time he and his family gathered for a meal. He was a beloved “Daddy” and “Pa” who will be missed every day by his family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with his grandson, Jeran Tenpenny officiating. Interment will follow in Leoni Cemetery. Pallbearers include, Jiles Tenpenny, Justin Tenpenny, Robert Gunter, Devin Lewis, Dakota Basham and Daniel Norrod. Serving as honorary pallbearers, Ricky Ball, Dwight Barrett and Ronnie Smith.
Visitation with his family will be Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leoni Cemetery or New Short Mountain Methodist church.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences and memories for his family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net