Timothy Michael Yarbrough, age 61, of Westville, FL passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2018 after an extended illness. He was born March 31, 1957, in Geneva, AL, the son of Phillip Jr. and Sylvia Yarbrough. He graduated from Ponce de Leon High School in 1975. After high school, he went to work offshore on the oil rigs as a cook for 4 years. He started with Clinton Mills in Geneva, AL, known as the "Cotton Mill" in 1979 and worked there for 22 years until the last whistle blew. He then went to Micolas in Opp, AL for a while before ending up at Lincoln Fabrics in Geneva, AL. He helped to open and set up operations at the plant. He took great pride in making Kevlar for bulletproof vests for our men in blue and our troops. Tim spent most of his childhood in the woods squirrel hunting with his father, when he wasn't in the flower garden or kitchen with his mother. He loved to go to the casinos in Biloxi, MS and would often go with his sister, mother and niece. He enjoyed fishing, growing beautiful daylilies, and spending time with his family. He was adored by many and will truly be missed.
He is preceded in death by his father, Columbus Phillip Yarbrough, Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Yarbrough, of Westville, FL; one sister, Jan Burke and husband Richard of Samson, AL; one niece, Amber Merritt and husband Mike of Westville, FL; one great niece, Mikayla Morgan of Jacksonville, FL; one great nephew, Hunter Merritt of Westville, FL
At his request, he did not want a memorial service or flowers. However, if you would like to honor his memory, you can donate to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association in his memory. You can go to their website, www.ecaware.org, click on the "Honor Someone" link and make a donation in his name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Hartford, Alabama.
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