Winston Ray Youngblood

January 5, 1935June 8, 2012

Winston Ray Youngblood, 77, died June 8, 2012 in the comfort of his home in Kingwood, TX, surrounded by his wife, family and friends that loved him dearly.

Ray was born on January 5, 1935 to Foster and Myrtle Youngblood in Arcadia, LA. He graduated from Doyline H.S. in 1953. He attended Louisiana Polytechnic University in Ruston, LA for 1 year prior to enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1954. He served with the 2nd Marine Air Wing at Cherry Point, NC. He was honorably discharged from the Marines in 1959, after which he attended and graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA in 1961. That same year he married Carroll Houston of Sarepta, LA. In 1962, he attended Officers Training School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

During his Air Force career, he served in various capacities, including Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, Instructor, and Branch Chief for the Atlas and Titan II ICBM missile programs. He also served on the Air Training Command Inspector General Team, was Recruiting Detachment Commander, and Reserve Squadron Commander at Randolph AFB, TX and Keesler AFB, MS. In October 1979, he retired with the rank of Major.

In 1977, Ray and Carroll became Amway Independent Business Owners, achieving the level of Diamond Direct Distributors. Ray touched the lives of thousands across this country and around the world.

Ray dearly loved his family and is survived by his wife Carroll, his children Tanya and Russell and his four grandchildren, Bryan, Lauren, Caroline and Ethan. He is also survived by his sister, Voncille Atkins of Shreveport, LA.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Kingwood Funeral Home in Kingwood, TX. A funeral service will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 22770 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, Texas 77339 with interment following at Houston National Cemetery. The family invites all guests back to the funeral home for a reception following the graveside service.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2012

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Ted & Pat Miller

June 28, 2013

Carroll I just today found out that Ray had passed; it sadden me and Pat greatly. I look back to the year 77 and many wonder thoughts of those days.
I have regrets being assigned to KCMO...I wanted so much to have made it in Amway....God bless you Carroll our prayers are with you. email: I've so often wondered how you and Ray was doing. My love to you and the family.

Victor Pereira

January 23, 2013

To Mr. Ray & Carroll Youngblood, I Send my LOVE to the Youngblood family.
Thank You for believing in me sir, when no one else did. Mr. Ray Youngblood considered me a diamond, when no else did. Those words meant a lot to me, and I will never forget them. Thank You so much. May you rest in peace sir. You will be greatly missed -- a very entertaining man, is now up there with you Jesus :)

Yuri Delgado

December 21, 2012

Ray and Carlo came several times to Monterrey, Mexico, to give us Amway Seminars. We are very thankful forall his knowledge and inspiration. God has him now in grace. Thanks Ray and Carol for your support.

Yuri Delgado (Monterrey, Mexico)

Moses & Loyce Alvarado

December 14, 2012

Hound Dog Ray Youngblood,your Dream Lives On brotha, this is Moses & Loyce Alvarado from Houston..We are Fired Up! Just listened to a talk you & Carol did in 1997. Your deposits in the our lives continues to touch 100's and eventually 1000's.. thanks again Ray & Carol. The Dream Lives on! Freedom For All!

Tony Williams

June 21, 2012

I loved his stories. I will miss him. I know you're in a better place, Ray.

Monica Atuahene

June 20, 2012

It will be hard to "eat some groceries" :(


June 20, 2012

Carroll, Tanya & Russell!! Our Prayers & Thoughts are with you during this time. We will Miss Ray tremendously. We Love All Of You!!


June 20, 2012

my girlfriend boo & i will miss ray more than words can say, we had great times in slidell la.he will greatly be miss by us!!!!!1

Rich Davidson

June 19, 2012

Mr Youngblood, I met you the 1st time at "Go Diamond" several years ago when I was a brand new Gold. I asked if I could have my picture taken with you and you enthusiastically said "Sure", then took my hand in yours and said "Let's show off some of this hardware" was your Britt diamond ring. I cherish the photo, but cherish the memory more. Although not a direct member of your team, you made me feel so special, I know how awesome you were to those close to you. I suppose this message is really for Mrs Youngblood. I know you must miss Ray terribly now, but reading all these messages shows how many lives he touched in a positive way...even to a guy that just asked to have a picture taken with him. Love you both Ray and Carrol, and thank God for you both.

Edmond & Janet Kirby

June 19, 2012

Ray thanks for being our friend and inspiration to us, You both have changed our lives forever. You will be missed but never forgotten.