Monday, September 9th, 2013...5:06 am
A. Basil Youngblood, ’61
Amos Basil Youngblood Jr., of James Island, 74, loving husband of Linda
Riddle Youngblood, entered into eternal rest on September 6, 2013. He was
the son of Amos Basil Youngblood Sr. and Elizabeth Lancaster Youngblood.
Basil was born in Moncks Corner on July 4, 1939, where his father was an
engineer involved with the building of Lake Moultrie. He grew up in
Charleston, attended Porter Military Academy and graduated from James Island
High School’s first graduating class in 1957 as President of the Student
Body, quarterback and co-captain of the football team. He attended the
Citadel Military College of South Carolina and enlisted in the United States
Coast Guard in 1959 where he served as Company Commander of his battalion in
Cape May, NJ. Basil was a general contractor for over thirty years and built
numerous homes, churches and commercial properties throughout the Charleston
area. He began his career with his father’s firm, A. B. Youngblood & Company
Inc. and later established Basil Youngblood Constructors which specialized
in custom home building and remodeling. Basil was an active member of
Harborview Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans Fort Johnson Camp No. 1201, a past member of Wallhala
Masonic Lodge No. 66, Elks Lodge Charleston No. 242, American Legion Post
147, the Scottish Rite and Omar Shrine Temples. He was an avid Civil War
historian and outdoorsman, whose hobbies included hunting, fishing, sailing,
tennis and gardening. Basil’s artistic pursuits included painting, wood
carving and model airplanes. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife,
children and grandchildren. Basil is survived by his wife, Linda and his
children, Amy Youngblood Lucas (Lawrence); son Jarrett Andrew Youngblood;
brother, William Manly Youngblood (Ann G.) and sister, Jean Youngblood
Ritter (Curtis) of Birmingham, AL. Basil is also survived by his six
grandchildren; Basil Lawrence Lucas, Bailey Lancaster Lucas, Margaret
Genevieve Lucas, Hanna Elizabeth Youngblood, Emma Rose Youngblood and
Jarrett Andrew Youngblood, Jr. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Amos Basil Youngblood, Jr. are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 2:00
PM, Monday, September 9, 2013, at Harborview Presbyterian Church. Interment
will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends from
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620
Savannah Hwy. Basil’s guestbook may be signed online at
www.jamesamcalister.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roper St.
Francis Foundation, 125 Doughty Street, Suite 790, Charleston, SC 29403. The
family wishes to express their grateful appreciation for the tireless
efforts his medical team exerted during his extensive hospital stay.
Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER Funerals & Cremation. 766-1365.