Robert “Jack” Scott Youngblood, age 90, of Elizabeth City died peacefully at his home on June 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, to Marie Scott and William O. Youngblood and grew up in Michigan. He worked for several engineering firms in Virginia and also worked for the Boeing Aircraft Corporation in the ’50’s and ‘60’s in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C. During his time with Boeing, Jack had the honor of working on the Apollo Tie Project from 1966-1969. He also proudly served in the US Merchant Marines, the US Navy, the US Naval Air Reserve and the US Army National Guard and was in World War II, The Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict.
Jack led a rich, full life and was a captivating storyteller who liked nothing better than to spin tales of his many adventures both at home and abroad. He loved traveling, sports, reading, history, politics and playing his harmonica, especially for his grandchildren. He was quick to debate and loved the challenge this often brought. Most of all, he loved his home and gardens, his family and friends and the life he and Pat created together.
Jack leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Patricia Youngblood, his sister Jean Youngblood Hutchens (husband Tommy), his half-sisters Grace and Barbara Youngblood, his children Jaki Kennedy (husband Bobby), Viki Shafer (husband Kevin), Valerie Golden (husband Jim), Lee Kepler (wife Emily) and Russel Kepler (wife Heather). He also leaves grandchildren including Megan Dyar Bethel (husband Greg), Lauren Dyar, Ryan Golden, Lauren Golden, Kade Kepler, Reese Kepler, grandchild-to-be Annalise Kepler, one great grandson Trenton Elliott and his very best forever friends Cal and Joyce Sanders. He was predeceased in death by his sister Laeta Youngblood Evans, his brother William W. Youngblood and his “Grandpa Scott”, who was his very wise teacher and “role model for life”.
We would like to thank family, friends, care givers and Albemarle Hospice for their support and compassionate end of life care.
No services will be held, but family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jacks memory may be made to Albemarle Hopeline, P.O. Box 2064, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. The Youngblood family is served by Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC.
Online memorial condolences may be expressed to the family at https://www.twifordfh.com
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