Vernon D. Youngblood Berkeley Springs, W. Va., 77
He was born March 3, 1936, in Hancock, Md., to the late Floyd Youngblood and Pauline Unger Youngblood.
He was a retired business owner of Youngblood’s Antiques in Berkeley Springs.
He was of the Methodist faith.
He was a 50-plus year member of DeFord Masonic Lodge #88 A.F.&A.M. in Berkeley Springs, Royal Arch Mason of Lebanon Chapter #2 in Martinsburg, Knights Templar Palestine Commandery #2 in Martinsburg, Osiris Shrine in Wheeling, and Jr. O.U.A.M. Counsel #117 in Berkeley Springs; a 40-plus year member of Loyal Moose Lodge #1483 in Berkeley Springs; and a member of the Ali Ghan Temple Shrine Band in Cumberland, Md.
He was preceded in death by two infant sons; a sister, Irene Doyle; and a grandson, Lucas Youngblood.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Carnell Youngblood, whom he married February 21, 1970; two sons: Lewis Youngblood of Berkeley Springs and Christopher Youngblood of McConnellsburg; one daughter, Veronica Dawson of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters: Edith Cave of Florida; Eileen Miller and Martha Youngblood, both of Berkeley Springs; six grandchildren: Kelly Glass, Grace Youngblood, Nicholas Dawson, Matthew Dawson, Courtney McPeak, and Colin McPeak; two greatgrandchildren: Nolan Glass and Aiden Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 36 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, Thursday, December 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the Jr.O.U.A.M. conducting a memorial service at 7 p.m.
Services will be Friday, December 13, at 1 p.m., at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, followed by internment at Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs with graveside services by De- Ford Masonic Lodge #88.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Shriners Children’s Hospital Transportation Fund, c/ o Ali Ghan Shrine , P.O. Box 1416, Cumberland Md. 21502.