Dale Boyd Yarberry

November 03, 1952 - November 11, 2020


Dale Boyd Yarberry, 68, of Leary, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in Oakley, Kansas, on a hunting trip with his lifelong friends, Danny Rackley and Skeet Amason.

Dale was born in DeKalb, on November 3, 1952, to Boyd and Inez Yarberry. He retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and was a Christian. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the wildlife and outdoors who traveled the United States and Canada in that endeavor. His retirement years were well spent with his first love, his entire family, on amazing vacations and at various sporting events, while continuing to pursue his passion of hunting and fishing. Dale was known for his remarkable memory of dates, times, places, music and weights of fish and he told the best hunting tales. He was passing on his love of the outdoors to his grandchildren who all have their own tales to tell of life with PePaw. Dale was a true friend and perfect caretaker of his family and declared by many to be the strongest, smartest, hardest working man they ever met and a master fisherman, expert hunter, and genius problem solver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Michael Burleson.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Yarberry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Toby Blanchard of Magnolia, AR; and Melanie and Josh Davis of Keithville, LA; his five grandchildren whom he loved ‘the mostest,’ Dalen and Meleah Blanchard, and Brantley, Emi Lane, and Gunner Davis; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Terry Lynne and Terry Capps of New Boston; and Eva Selvidge of Texarkana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 14, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, at Red Bayou Cemetery, New Boston.

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