David Clyde Yarbrough, 47, of St. Joe Beach, and formerly of Moultrie, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday. October 22, 2019 at Cobb Funeral Chapel in Moultrie, with the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lenz officiating. Interment followed in Funston Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Greg Yarbrough, Hunter Yarbrough, Zach Webb, Eli Webb, Lee Williams and Jerson Menjizar.
Born March 5, 1972 in Moultrie, he was the son of Sandra Gay Yarbrough Jones and the late Clyde Lamar Yarbrough. David always said, “All roads lead to Moultrie.” It was one of his favorite lines and many friends from St. Joe actually called him “Moultrie.”
He was a 1990 graduate of Colquitt County High school where he participated in the choral program and was an outstanding member of the wrestling team. He was a graduate of Georgia Southern University earning a degree in Contracting and Construction. He and his wife, Nancy own Yarbrough Construction Company in Port St. Joe.
David had a huge heart and never met a stranger. He had a smile that was contagious and was loved by many. David passed away just one week after the anniversary of Hurricane Michael. He was so proud to help others after the storm and was so impressed how the community came together to help their fellow man. He dearly loved St. Joe Beach. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe and was a previous president of the FUMC Men’s Club and the FUMC Choir- both gave him such joy.
David was husband to Nancy Willman Yarbrough and father to his son, Tyler Reid Yarbrough, whom he loved with all his heart and soul. He always said the creation of Reid was his best achievement.
He is also survived by his mother, Sandra Gay Yarbrough Jones and his step-father, Fred Calvin Jones of Moultrie; brother, Greg Yarbrough of Moultrie, his son Hunter and his daughter Camille; sister, Amy Denise Yarbrough Webb and husband Tony of Thomasville and their sons, Zach, Eli and Logan Webb; brother, step-son Ben Jones and wife Natalie of Barwick and their son Benjamin and daughter Claire; his step-sisters, Carrie Jones Lee and husband Simon of Valdosta and their sons Samson and Calvin Lee; Suzie Jones Nieto and husband Danny of Leander, TX and their son Xavier; brothers-in-law, Bob Willman of Vero Beach, FL and Steve Willman of Pacifica, CA; his mother-in-law and father-in law, Donna Jean Willman and James Roger Willman. He also leaves behind his favorite beach walking partner, Sugar Booger.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, David would have wanted contributions in his memory to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607. Samaritan’s Purse has been instrumental in helping Port St. Joe after Hurricane Michael. David was a man who believed in helping others.
One of his favorite sayings was “Rise Above It.”