Yarber, Donald "Fred" (Cleveland)

Friday, January 22, 2021
Fred Yarber
Fred Yarber

Donald "Fred" Yarber, age 65, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the family residence.

Fred, as he was affectionately know, was born in Cleveland and he was the son of the late Willie Margaret Dockery Yarber and Hilt Yarber. His brothers, Hilt Yarber Jr. and Danny Yarber; sister-in-law, Betty Yarber; and brother-in-law, Sam Ballew also preceded him in death.

Fred was an auto mechanic most of his life. He loved working on cars and he was a Christian.

Survivors include his sisters, Roxanne Ballew of Athens, Tennessee, Dana Evans and her husband Donny of Cleveland; brother, Lee Yarber also of Cleveland; nephews and nephews, Jason Yarber, Richard Yarber and his wife Pam, Brian Yarber, Chris Yarber, Shannte Oliver and her fiancé Tsia, Lucas Patterson and his fiancé Mikayle, Shelby Stalams and her husband Corley; adopted nephew, Keno Bradford and his wife Brittany; and several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel with Reverend Scott Standridge officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Bud Holmes, Charles Gee, Lucas Patterson, Keno Bradford, Tsia Teegarden and David Buckner serving as casket bearers.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Michelle Norwood of Hearth Hospice for her care of Fred.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.

You may share your condolences and your memories with Fred's family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.



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