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November 21, 2013

Dr. Kenneth Norman Yarbrough, Sr.

ORANGE — Dr. Kenneth Norman Yarbrough, Sr., Ph.D, 81, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Born on March 12, 1932 in Novice, Texas, he moved to Orange in 1965, he received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and relocated to Orange where he began his career with the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant in Orange as part of Research and Development from which he retired in 1994. He also had previously taught as a professor at Lamar University in Beaumont. Dr. Yarbrough was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, he enjoyed visiting his old Family Homestead, spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed doing home remodeling projects, building a variety of things and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he enjoyed spoiling.

Dr. Yarbrough is preceded in death by his parents, Don Shiflett and Mollie Hethie (Canady) Shiflett; his son, David Yarbrough and his daughter, Elizabeth Gottson. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Yarbrough of Orange; his daughters, Carolyn Clark and husband, Tom of Juneau, Alaska, Marilyn Dupuy Lewis and husband, Brad of Beaumont, Lynett Dupuy Gonzales and husband, Fernie of Tampa, Florida and Judy Lewis and husband, Greg of Houston; his sons, Kenneth Yarbrough, II and wife, Victoria of Bastrop, Jonathan Yarbrough and wife, Laura of Beaumont, Mathew Yarbrough and wife, Donna of Brooklyn and Mike Dupuy of Orange; his son-in-law, Greg Gottson; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Clark, Eric Clark, Jason Yarbrough, Justin Yarbrough, Chyanne Bryant, Jessica Bryant, Decker Yarbrough, River Yarbrough, McKena Yarbrough, Shiloh Yarbrough, Derrick Yarbrough, Cody Yarbrough, Meagan Elizabeth Yarbrough, Taylor Ann Yarbrough, Chris Lewis, Greg Lewis and wife, Sue, Aaron Gonzales and wife, Diana, Ivan Gonzales, Allison Lewis and Gabriel Dupuy; great grandchildren, Rowan Lewis and Delilah Yarbrough.

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