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Garry Glen Youngblood

September 19, 1954 — June 9, 2023

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September 19, 1954 was a very exciting time for Delbert Youngblood, Dola (Potter) Youngblood, and their small son Donald. They were headed toward Siloam Springs to the hospital as they were about to meet their new bundles of joy. First to arrive was Garry Glen followed by Jerry Lynn, completing their happy little family of five. As you can imagine, those three boys kept Mom and Dad busy just trying to keep up with their demands. Theirs was a happy country life catching crawdads in the creeks, deer hunting, and enjoying the simple pleasures God provided for them. They were raised with a firm foundation centered on God and the knowledge that He was to be placed first in their lives above everything else. Love grew and life was good. At the age of thirteen he felt the call of God to lead the music in the small country church the family attended. He later felt God tugging at his heart again, and became an ordained music minister, serving God for many years. While Garry was a young man he met the love of his life, Christena Morris. She was the pianist in her church and when he heard her play he knew that she was the one God had prepared just for him. May 4, 1979 he made her his bride. August 9, 1981 their prayers were answered as God blessed them with a little darlin', Jennifer Lynn. Love grew and life was good. A few years later Benjamin Glen arrived, in the middle of a snow storm, on Thanksgiving day, November 28, 1985. They were thankful to God, love grew and life was good. Garry worked as a land surveyor, then helped set up the ambulance service in Jay and became an EMT. He was recruited to open an insurance office in Jay and, considering it meant he could spend more time with his family, he happily accepted. After thirty years he sold the insurance business and became a 911 dispatch operator for Delaware County until he retired. He was a retired volunteer fire fighter serving Jay. He also served the community as the President of the Chamber of Commerce, bringing Mel Tillis and JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet to the annual Huckleberry Festival. If asked what he valued most in life he would tell you, first serving God, helping those in need, next would be his family followed VERY closely by the St. Louis Cardinals. Garry loved God and loved doing for others. He never failed to help someone stalled on the side of the road or anyone needing help. He was an Elder as well as a Music Minister at New Hope Baptist church and serving God was his passion. Everyone he ever met was told about how much God loves us and how God has blessed us.

Now Garry is rejoicing with his parents Dola & Delbert and father in law Billie Morris in Heaven, praising God. Free from pain, he is enjoying his healthy new body, fishing in the crystal river and no doubt, forming his own band, directing the angels in such beautiful music we can only imagine.

Garry is eagerly waiting to be reunited with is his wife of 44 years and 29 days, Christena (Morris) Youngblood, his children Jennifer and Benjamin as well as his twin grand-daughters, Arabella and Angeleah who created so much joy in his life that he said, "their giggling was the best medicine for his hurting body." Also his brother Don and wife Sherry (Stephens), his twin brother Jerry Len and wife Christy (Culver), his mother-in law Alzona Morris,  many cousins, nieces and nephews who were blessed to have know him and will greatly miss him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at New Hope Baptist in Jay, Oklahoma on Saturday June 17, 2023 at 11:00 am. Arrangements have been entrusted to Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay, Oklahoma.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Baptist Church of Jay Oklahoma

37940 US-59, Jay, OK 74346

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