James Edward Youngbird, 50, of Cherokee, passed away on May 26, 2013 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital following an extended illness.
Eddie is the son of the late James Youngbird and Jean Hornbuckle Youngbird. He is preceded in death by a brother Johnny Youngbird.
Eddie is survived by his fiancée Kelli, one son Saughee Youngbird of the home and Kelli’s children Landon and Shyane Chiltoskie; maternal grandmother and special friend Cindy. Eddie is also survived by three brothers, Taylor Bridges, Ronnie Hornbuckle and David Youngbird; two sisters, Joyce Bowman and Marguerite Owle; one nephew, Lazarus Youngbird, all of Cherokee.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, May 30 at Rock Springs Baptist Church starting with Brother Greg Morgan and Ray Kinsland officiating. Burial followed at the Amazing Grace Cemetery located on Bradley Branch Rd. Acting as pall bearers were Danny Crowe, Johi Griffin, Bunsy Crowe and Colen Bradley.
Long House Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.
(Note: This obituary was amended by the Long House Funeral Home on Thursday, May 30.)