James Edwin ‘Ed’ Youngblood

James “Ed” Edwin Youngblood, 79, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022.

He was born May 9, 1943 in Cumming, to Herbert and Jassolene Youngblood. He graduated from Forsyth County High School. He attended North Georgia College and the University of Georgia where he earned his bachelors, masters, and specialist degrees in English education. Go Dawgs!

He taught English at South Gwinnett High School for 38 years. During those years he was awarded STAR Teacher and Teacher of the Year from the National Council of English Teachers, Georgia Council of English Teachers and Gwinnett County multiple times during his tenure. Still to this day, he receives thanks from past students for being a tough and thoughtful teacher, as he taught them the importance of the basics and critical thinking to act outside of the box causing them to better their overall lives.

He served his country in the Vietnam War, as a medic, for three years. He served his community as a Boy Scout leader for Troop 549. He was a member of Mountain Park First Baptist Church. He had a passion for birds. He had birdhouses, feeders and baths everywhere. He made sure his feathered friends were well nurtured. “No squirrels and chipmunks freeloading from the feeders.”

He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, .Jimmie Lou Youngblood; his son, David Youngblood and his sister, Mary Day.

A memorial will be scheduled at a future date and announced at an appropriate time.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA has been entrusted with arrangements.

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