Charles “Charlie” Joseph Yarbrough, 88, of Belton passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Scott & White in Temple TX. Charlie was born to Jewel and George Yarbrough on August 21, 1932 in Jarrell, Texas. Charlie worked for Griggs Equipment in Belton for 14 years, then went on to work in manufacturing for Wilsonart for 26 years where he then retired. Charlie enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, and singing. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. He was not much of a traveler since all he needed was right there with him. Charlie’s family says., “he never met a stranger”. He loved to talk to anyone and everyone. Locally he was known as the "Chicken Man" but to his family he was known as a father, grandpa, uncle, brother, life counselor, protector, provider, and spiritual advisor. He was the kindest most gentle giant and strong as a tree. A few of his most famous quotes are "Laughing is good for your spirit" "Look to all the good things in life" and "Keep on keeping on". He lived by these three mottos and he bestowed them in all who were around him. Charlie will be dearly missed by his loved ones. He was the foundation to a very solid family. His legacy will live on in each and every life he touched.
Charlie Joe is survived by his wife Maxine Yarbrough, his sons Ronald, Michael and David Yarbrough of Belton, his daughters Beverly Hamilton of Troy and Charlotte Connell of Belton. His grandchildren April Yarbrough, Ashley Shook, Misti Connell, Michael Yarbrough Jr., Trevor Hamilton, Lindsae Yarbrough, Kristi Connell, Cody Yarbrough, and Dylan Hamilton. And great grandchildren Gavin Noack, Keilee Langlitz, Kyla Eagleton, Elise Yarbrough, Charlie Yarbrough, William Langlitz, and Opel Hamilton.
Charlie is proceeded in death by his mother and father Jewel and George Yarbrough, his stepdad, Walter Lang, his sisters Alice Barnes, and Dovie Marie Fritz. Brother-in-law Ronnie McCoy and His son-in-law Dave Hamilton.
A visitation for Charlie will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Crotty Funeral Home in Belton. Graveside service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Cedar Valley Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Jackson and Pastor Dustin Connell officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.