James Clyde Yarber, 91, of Clinton, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Mr. Yarber was retired from Union Carbide Nuclear Division. He had worked for approximately 25 years as a utility operator at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. He had also served for many years as assistant manager of the Anderson County Fair Association.
Mr. Yarber was born in Campbell County on May 22, 1906, the son of James and Mattie Yarber.
He attended Sinking Springs United Methodist Church of Clinton.
His first wife, Dot Yarber, and a son, James Yarber, are deceased.
Mr. Yarber is survived by his wife, Mildred Yarber; two daughters, Betty Hensley of Clinton and Lorene Dew and her husband, Clyde, of Norris; and three sons, Charles Yarber and wife, Marie, of Knoxville, Bobby Joe Yarber and wife, Kathy, of Oak Ridge, and Jack Yarber and wife, Patsy, of Ten Mile. He is also survived by four step-daughters, Marie Collins of Caryville, Gail Bernard of Lenior City, Phyllis Segroves and Patsy Headrick, both of Knoxville; five step-sons, Howard Ford of Dixon, and Jimmy Ford, Thurman Ford, Everett Ford, and Robert Ford, all of Knoxville; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and by several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 tonight, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Holley- Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Katherine Nance officiating. A graveside service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 22, at Sinking Springs Cemetery in Clinton. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
[Submitted by Brenda Foster]