Daniel Forest Yarbrough, 81, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tim Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.
Mr. Yarbrough was born May 20, 1934, in Oklahoma. He was raised in Eunice, New Mexico and attended Abilene Christian College. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked and retired from Citgo Oil Company management. He met and married his wife, Alda, while working for Citgo in Center. From 2001 to 2013, he was the Shelby County Santa Claus. He enjoyed this role immensely and it was a role he was born to play. He served as Sunday School Teacher for the Runnels Chapel Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Hurst Street Church of Christ. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his family and friends.
Wife: Alda (Johnson) Yarbrough of Center, Texas
Steven Carter and wife Tiffni of Hoxie, Kansas
Darla (Windham) Smith and husband Carey of Lebanon, Tennessee
Janet (Windham) Hughes and husband Edward of Carthage, Texas
Phillip Joshua Carter of Hoxie, Kansas
Erin Carter of Hoxie, Kansas
Kaden Carter of Hoxie, Kansas
Brittany Breaux of Lebanon, TN
Pallbearers will be Phillip Carter, Edward Hughes, Carey Smith, Terry Walton, Kerry Lucas and Wyatt Windham. Honorary Pallbearers will be Newton Johnson, Jr. and Edgar Felder.