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William Youngblutt

William Youngblutt, 84, of Payne passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Paulding County Hospital.

Bill was born in Rockford, Ohio on February 11, 1936 a son of the late Claude & Mary (McMichael) Youngblutt.

He was an independent truck driver and owner of Youngblutt Trucking Company for 52 years. He and his wife, JoAnne were also the owners of Billy Jo's Restaurant & Tavern in Payne. Bill will always be remembered for his friendly & kind hearted nature, his dedication to hard work, but mostly as a loving husband, father & grandfather.

Bill & Joanne were motor cycle enthusiasts 1960 to the present. Bill was passionate for automotive mechanical & electrical repair and shared his capabilities with all who had need.

Bill will be sadly missed by his wife, JoAnne (Piper) to whom he was married February 20, 1955; sons, Thomas (Sandra) Youngblutt, Jerald (Jodi) Youngblutt & Steven (Brenda) Youngblutt; sister, Norma Kay Collins; 7 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren.

He will be laid to rest privately.

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So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Lots of memories of him over the years of hauling grain. R.I.P. Running Bear

Jim Hullinger (Hoosier Hippie) Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

JoAnne. So sorry to hear of your loss. He always had a smile on his face. You had a lot of years together, cherish the memories. RIP Bill

Jan Gaisford Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Youngblutt

Sam anders Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for Joann and family

Sam anders Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

In 1997 when I was coming home for Christmas leave. We saw Bill at a rest stop, he was going to bring me home to Payne so I didn't have to go all the way to Terra Haute. I really wish I would have ridden home wth him so I didn't have that extra time and I would have been hime a lot aooner to see my family. I don't know why I remember this moment in time but from knowing him after I got out of the Navy that's just the way he was sk gracious to the community.

Jamie Karolyi Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a WONDERFUL guy!! Will miss seeing him ride by on his motorcycle and stopping by at times. Sympathies and Prayers sent for all of you.

Colleen and Danny Endicott Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

Im saddened to hear about Bill passing. I enjoyed working for the two of you very much. You guys were great examples for me. Praying for your family.

Patricia A Lee Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

Dear JoAnne, Tom, Jerry, Steve and families......wow, where do I begin?! Like all who had the very good pleasure of knowing Bill, I'm sad because just like his obituary states, '....he will always be remembered for his friendly and kind hearted nature, his dedication to hard work.....and without surprise to any of us, a loving husband father and grandfather.' To me and perhaps many others, Bill was a class act....proud to be an independent trucker; proud of his Billy Jo's Restaurant & Tavern; proud of his equipment, his cars, his motorcycles and just plain proud to be a friend to soooo many in Payne and beyond! He was an 'encourager'......a 'promoter' and a ...'salesman'...soft spoken, BIG smile and willing to take time to speak to any and all.

Jo, you two were like two peas in a pod!! Wherever Bill was, you were not far behind...and of course, vice versa!!! We pray that God will give you the strength and patience to get through this very difficult time....together for almost 66 years?!?! What a blessing it was for you to have been together so very long. Your love and respect for each other was a very real gift from God.....

Bill, may you rest in peace until we meet again...... You will be missed....but very fondly remembered....

Jim Hooker Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM