Roger Gaylon Yarbro, Sr.

Funeral services for Roger Gaylon Yarbro, Sr. 74, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at University of Kansas Medical Center.

Roger was born December 6, 1940 in Chaffee, MO, the son of Louis “Doc” and Vera Lois (May) Yarbro.

He attended the Heritage Baptist Church.

He married Nora “Louise” Montgomery. They later divorced. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2007.

Survivors include two daughters, Tamara “Tammy” Lyles, Eudora, Cynthia “Cyndi” Roubison, Lawrence; two sons, Roger Yarbro, Jr. and wife, Tina, Frisco, TX, Clyde “David” Yarbro, Lawrence; two sisters, Lou Hopper, Wappapello, MO, Kay and husband, Frankie Widdows, Paducah, KY; two sister-in-laws, Mary Lou Yarbro, Cape Girardeau, MO, Donna Yarbro, Cape Girardeau, MO; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Sue Yarbro, sister Francis Seairl Fisher, brother Jimmy Louis Yarbro, brother Larry Gene Yarbro, and grandson Shawn Michael Lyles.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, November 19th at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Roger G. Yarbro, Sr. Educational Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.



3 Condolences

  1. Connie Mouser on November 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    He was a wonderful uncle. I will miss him!! PRAYING for all of the family.

  2. Kim Turner on November 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Tammy. Roger was a good person. He thought the world of you and counted on you often. May he rest in peace, and may you find comfort in knowing that you were there for him.

  3. Marla Sample on November 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I am sorry for your loss. I used to babysit for your mom and dad years ago. My dad and your uncle Jim worked together at ABF.

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