Charles Garfield Yarbough was born to Maceo “Kirk” Yarbough Sr. and Vashtie Herron Yarbough on February 15, 1939 in the Elm Flat community of Powell, Texas. Charles attended Powell Community School through the 10th grade and then attended Park High School in Kerens, Texas where he graduated in 1957.
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He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Elm Flat community and went on to be an active member of Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas for over 40 years, serving as a deacon and treasurer for 20 plus years.
He was employed by Dresser Industries in Dallas, Texas as a forklift operator for 20 years before going on to work as a custodian for the Corsicana Independent School District, where he retired in 2004. Charles loved sports and started officiating basketball games as a teenager. He took that passion into adulthood, where he was a long-time official and member of the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association before retiring. Aside from his love and dedication to his family and church, he loved being in the country and raising cattle. Another passion of his was BBQ, where he was known far and wide as a true Pit Master.
He loved to take care of people and was intent on taking care of Euradella, his wife of 50 years, right up until the very end. He put a smile on people’s faces everywhere he went and would go out of his way to help someone in need. His magnetic personality never let him meet a stranger he didn’t befriend.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Maceo Jr., and son, Charles Jr. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife, Euradella, daughter, Rose Marie Small (Anthony), two sons, Charles Kirklin (Lisa), and Courtney Neal (Kimberly), four brothers, Toney D. (Patricia), Larry L. (Audrey), Irvin P. (Sandra), and Carl N. (Patrice), a sister-in-law, Eulanda, grandchildren, Anthony, Nona, Nia, Cade, Austin and Crayton, great grandchildren, Anthony III and Austin, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness. For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.