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Elmer Lee Yarbrough, 78, of Forsan, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Darren Weaver and Derrick Looney, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 28, 1934, in Stamford and married Loretta Turner Nov. 6, 1959, in Big Spring, Texas.
Mr. Yarbrough was a long time resident of Howard County. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. Lee worked for Forsan Oil Company from 1959 to 1973. He then started his own business, Lee Yarbrough Contruction, retiring in March 2010. After retirement he continued to do contract pumping for various oil companies. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Yarbrough of Forsan; three sons, Gerald Yarbrough and wife, Susie of Midland, Texas, Darrell Yarbrough and wife, Wanda of Colorado City, Texas, and Mark Yarbrough and wife, Tiffany of Big Spring; two sisters, LaVerne Dean and husband, A.J. and Barbara Morgan, all of Big Spring; two brothers, Preston Yarbrough and wife, Norma of Eastland, Texas, and Leslie Yarbrough and wife, Kathy of San Angelo, Texas; eight grandchildren, Sarah Yarbrough Rook, JoHanna Yarbrough, Morgan Yarbrough, Meagan Hensley, Stormy Emery, Rhonda Goddin, Walker Stendabach and Sabrina Melson; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, JoNelle McWhorter of Abilene and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Turner and wife, Claudia of Bangs, Texas.
The family suggests memorials be made to Forsan Baptist Church, P.O. Box 234, Forsan, Texas 79733.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com