The Life & Legacy of Henry Yarbrough
Henry Yarbrough was born August 18, 1930 to Arlena Hall and Kermit Yarbrough in West Memphis Arkansas. Being born and raised in the south Henry embodied the charm and hospitality of the southern gentlemen, mastering it to an absolute science. Anyone who has spent any amount of time with him knows that he was as smooth as a can of oil.
His humble beginnings included going to school, and working various jobs at a very young age. Life wasn’t always easy for Henry growing up, but he was always suave and savvy. He learned early to navigate life with skill and confidence. Joining the army during the Korean War, Henry served with honor. Returning home, he moved from the south to the Midwest. The move, however, never affected the gentlemen with the southern charm. He always kept his style of dress, his walk, his conversation and most importantly, his character.
Having dedicated his life to Christ at an early age, he lived to demonstrate and exemplify strong, quiet Godly leadership. Never one to talk much, his life and actions spoke louder than words.
Everyone he encountered received a big smile, a warm welcome, an encouraging conversation and a big God Bless you! He was nicknamed “Sunshine” for that reason!
Henry believed in sacred fundamentals as a measure of a good life. Work hard, eat healthy, love God, treat everybody right and show up looking your best. If you spent any time with Henry one, two or three of these attributes would be clearly demonstrated.
Henry is proceeded in death by his mother (Arlena Hall), his father (Kermit Yarbrough), his wife Mildred L. Yarbrough and his two brothers (Johnny Yarbrough and Jerry Yarbrough).
Left to cherish his memory are his 2 sons (Henry Robinson and Michael Kermit Yarbrough), his 3 daughters (Lynda Holmes, Janice Moreland, & Cynthia Edmond), his 3 sisters (Sharie Yarbrough-Cooley, Linda Yarbrough-Kelley, & Patricia Yarbrough-Fletcher), his 2 brothers (Jimmy Yarbrough and Jack Yarbrough), a host of nieces, nephews, grand kids, great grandkids, cousins, family and many, many friends.
Visitation will occur first at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53222, on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A second visitation on Friday, April 9, 2021 will be located at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 3132 North Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Funeral service at 12:00 PM. Interment at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Special acknowledgements to the following persons for their love and commitment to Henry:
Ave Patrick (Friend and Family),
Josephine (Peaches) Wooden and family of Benton Harbor, MI. (Cousin) and
Mary Mussak (Caregiver).
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8