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Charles Harvey Yarbrough

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Charles Harvey Yarbrough, 77, passed away Sept. 1, 2019, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Dearborn, Mich., to the home of Hartley Alford and Mildred Louise Yarbrough.
He later moved to St. Joseph, Miss., where he lived most of his younger years. He enjoyed being outdoors with his three brothers and building things that could get them into trouble.
At age 16, Charles moved from Missouri to Illinois where he finished high school. He dabbled in computer school which then resulted in meeting his wife Lynne. Charles and Lynne had three daughters they raised and cared for even if it meant Charles working three jobs. Even at a young age, he was labeled a “hard worker,” and that’s exactly what he was.
In 1975, the family moved to Texas where Charles became an owner-operator of the McDonald’s Franchise locations in the Dallas/East Texas areas. He retired in 2000 to focus on his family, his love for building houses and watching his grandchildren grow.
In his final years, he never met a stranger. He always lit up a room and never had trouble making anyone laugh. To know him was to love him, and he will be loved always and missed dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dale Yarbrough.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Lynne, children Sandra Brown and husband Terry, Kelly Yarbrough and Laura Beckleman and husband Michael, brothers Hartley Yarbrough and Darrel Yarbrough and wife Jalana, grandchildren Michael Brown and fiancé Kelsey Nallie, Ryan Brown and fiancé Kelci Hill, Colton Yarbrough, Kyle Kurak, Cameron Kurak and Kelsey Kurak.
A memorial service was held Sept. 5, 2019, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. Father David Dubois officiated for the Yarbrough family.
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