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Robert Bob Yarbrough, 92, of Connersville, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at his residence. He was born on September 23, 1925, in Panama City, Florida, and is the son of Willie J. Yarbrough and Ethel Padgett Yarbrough.
He was a member of the U.S. military for 11 years. He served as a staff sergeant during WWII; stationed in the Philippines and South Korea. Bob was a member of the American Legion and IBEW. He was a farmer and an electrician for 47 years, and only missed one day of work during that time.
He is survived by two daughters, Dawn (Steve) Sheveland, of Lebanon, KY, and Jane (Dan) Mayo, of Panama City, FL; two step-daughters, Simone (Phillip) Schoettmer, of Connersville, and Tina Taylor, of Richmond; two sons, Nick (Kendra, dec.) Yarbrough, of London, KY, and Jimmy Yarbrough; two step-sons, Rick (Jane) Taylor, of Connersville, and Mike (Cinda) Taylor, of Bloomington; a brother, Bill Yarbrough, of Anniston, AL; a sister, Hazel Jones, of Immaklee, FL; fifteen grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren with one on the way; many, many, nieces and nephews, and a longtime friend and caregiver, Becky Futrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Nona Rowls Yarbrough; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Kendra Yarbrough; a step-son, Rollin Taylor; a sister, Helen Clark, and a great-grandson, Mason Yarbrough.
Services for Bob will be conducted at Urban Winkler Funeral Home on Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm, where friends and family may call from 4:00 until the time of the service. Burial will be on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Muncie, IN. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 5, 2017
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