William Nelton Youngblood, 62, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2009, in Whitney, Texas. He was born Feb. 21, 1947, to William Henry Youngblood and Martha Cleo (Rogers) Youngblood in Lubbock, Texas. Bill married Mary M. Boyd on July 16, 2007, in Italy, Texas. He served in the Vietnam War and was self-employed. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church in Italy.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Youngblood of Italy; his sons, William Dale Youngblood and James Wesley Youngblood both of Italy; a daughter, Sherry Youngblood of Waxahachie; two grandchildren; a sister, Norma Vollintine and her husband James of Bellmead, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia Youngblood; and a brother, James Youngblood.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Italy. Interment will be at a later date at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Italy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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