Joseph Orville Yarborough

Joseph Orville Yarbrough, 78, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Cold Springs Cemetery, FM 95, in Garrison.

Born December 1, 1943, Joseph is the son of Lucille Christopher and Eugene “Shorty” Yarbrough.  

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Yarbrough of Tenaha; stepchildren, Connie Fletcher of Tenaha, Cathy Lee of Tenaha, Debbie Sims of Shelbyville, Patricia Bush of Center, Dan Windham of Nacogdoches, and Donna Penny of Tenaha; sister, LaGene Yarbrough Smoak (Jerry) of Jefferson; brothers, Bruce Yarbrough of Center and Spencer Yarbrough of Wills Point; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Francis Yarbrough Williams, Debra Yarbrough, and Norma Gene Yarbrough.

Preceded in death by parents, Lucille Christopher and Eugene “Shorty” Yarbrough; and brothers, Troy Franklin Yarbrough and Kenneth Eugene Yarbrough.

Before and after the service, there will be refreshments in the church fellowship hall.

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