Clyde Autry Yarbrough

by Lynn McMillen
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Mr. Clyde Autry YarbroughClyde Autry Yarbrough, born November 14, 1930, stepped into heaven, February 7, 2024. A man of many talents and a wealth of knowledge on just about anything.

He was born into pure poverty just after the Great Depression but he pulled himself up by his own boot straps to become a great business man as well as humanitarian, helping anyone in need. He always wanted to make sure everyone had plenty to eat, often providing Christmas presents for families in need.

He proudly served in the Air Force, then went to work for NASA. After retiring from NASA as an engineer, he was employed by Marshall County school system as a bus driver. As a bus driver he had spare time between his morning and afternoon shift so he opened Circle C Pawn Shop, which is now South Best Pawn, where he worked 6 days a week until November 2023.

His hobbies were playing his guitars, singing, cracking jokes, and wheeling and dealing guns, knives, cars, lawnmowers, just about anything, but he didn’t rent pigs. (If you know, you know)

This man has seen and done more things than most of us would ever dream but the thing that brought him the most joy was his family. He sacrificed for his family working 2 jobs just to put food on the table and provide for his 6 children.

Mr. Yarbrough was saved and baptized as a young man and served as a deacon in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Anniston, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Magdalene and son-in-law, Steve Kelly. And is survived by his children Greg and Vickie Yarbrough, Bob and Jolene Suttles, Reba Kelly, Forrest and Lisa VanSandt, Cathy Haynes, and Ethan and Vicky Yarbrough. He left a legacy of 15 grandkids, 28 great grandkids and 21 great great grandkids.

Visitation will be at Arab Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, February 10 from 1:00-3:00 with the funeral immediately following. Burial will be in Arab Memorial Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert “Bubba” Suttles, Clifton Suttles, Jesse Clanton, Cory Yarbrough, Andrew Yarbrough, Daniel Clanton, Allen VanSandt, Bryan Kelly and Al Dyson.

Arrangement entrusted to Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel, Arab, Alabama

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