Cletus passed away August 24, 2014 at his home in Winston. Born April 3, 1931 in Yale, Arkansas the second child of nine to his parents Thomas and Pearl (Stamps) Yarbrough. As a teenager Cletus moved to California in the search of work where he found anything from farm work to an airplane factory. He vacationed up to Oregon and fell in love with the state and started working at Roseburg Lumber. He was drafted into the army during the Korean War and served from 1953 until 1955 when he returned home to Arkansas. Where he met the love of his life. Barbara Thronebury married Cletus in 1955 before moving with him back to Oregon where he resumed his job at Roseburg Lumber. Cletus worked for Roseburg Lumber until 1994. He loved to spend time in the outdoors of Douglas County. From hunting black tail to salmon fishing on the North Umpqua, where Cletus was known as one of the best fishermen to catch a salmon.
Cletus is preceded in death by his parents, survived by his four brothers and four sisters; Aleta (David) Mullins; Curtis Yarbrough; Olene Angle; Olen (Johnnie) Yarbrough; Clois (Erma) Yarbrough; Sharon (Ron) Hicks; Jerry (Nancy) Yarbrough; Loetta (Tommy) Venable. He is also survived by his wife, Barbara (Thronebury) Yarbrough of Winston; son, Terry Yarbrough of Tenmile; daughter, Cleta Yarbrough of Roseburg; son, Darryl Yarbrough of Winston, and son, Jerry (Beth) Yarbrough of Tenmile. Six grandchildren: Misty (Steven) Phillips, Randy McCormack, Michael, Matthew, Ethan and Harlee Yarbrough and six great-grandchildren: Dylan, Isabella, and Trinity Vaughn, Madison Phillips, Kiley and Kenna McCormack will miss his smile and hugs.
A service will be held at Taylor’s Family Chapel on Friday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. with a potluck reception to follow at 8225 Hwy 42, Tenmile.