Gaylon Delano Yarberry, age 74, passed from this life on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Norton Health Care in Louisville after battling a short illness. He was born on August 24, 1944 to the late G.V. and Anna Yarberry in Columbia, Kentucky. His love, wisdom and presence will be heavily missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was of the Nazarene faith and attended the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene. Gaylon dedicated his life to the Lord and his love for God was never succumbed throughout the trials and tribulations he faced in life. Gaylon loved his family and his church family and expressed that each second of each day.
During Gaylon’s early adult hood, he acted upon his love for our great nation by proudly serving in the United States Army, the United States Marine Corp as well as the United States Navy. His passion for the world we lived in was exhibited each day. The television was always on FOX NEWS- as he loved to keep up to date with the world we live in. His career in education began years ago when he became the principal of the Russell Springs Alternative School. Later, he taught at Lindsey Wilson College, the Adair County School System and served as the principal of Taylor County High School for over 12 years. Gaylon had a passion for mentoring, teaching and providing care for each person he came into contact with. Even after his retirement, he continued to provide his guidance and knowledge by substituting in the Taylor County School District.
Gaylon had a personality and heart of gold that will be forever missed and remembered. He loved and was loved beyond measure. He suffered during his illness and now dwells with his Savior in the Glory Land he longed to be in. Mr. Yarberry was preceded in death by his parents; G.V. and Anna Yarberry and two brothers; Rocky and Tyrone Yarberry.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Phyllis Cash Yarberry, whom he married on December 7, 1993 in Russell Springs, Kentucky, 3 daughters; Chastity Yarberry (Chad) Spalding of Lebanon, KY, Torah Yarberry (Danny Saurez) of Gainsville, GA and Treva (Bobby) Phillips of Columbia, KY, 3 sons; Sparky Cash, Geno (Angie) Cash, and Clint Cash (Amber Mills) all of Campbellsville, KY, 9 grandchildren; Katelyn Gosser, Stephen Spalding, Amber Phillips, Cody (Lori) Gabbert, McKayla Cash, Lindsey Cash, Eliani Yarberry, Daniko Saurez, and Haleigh Cash, 2 great-grandchildren; Harper Gabbert and Aslynn Gabbert, a sister; Diane Murrell, a special niece; Bridget Bradley, a special friend; David Young, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm (Eastern Time) Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Church of the Nazarene at 912 W. Main St. Campbellsville, KY with Bro. David Young officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00pm-8:00pm (Eastern Time) and Monday from 10:00am-1:00pm (Eastern Time) at the church. Burial will be in the Fudge Cemetery in Breeding, KY. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Serving as active pallbearers are: Sparky Cash, Geno Cash, Clint Cash, Cody Gabbert, Chad Spalding, and Mike Stein.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Jimmy Pyles, Jack Wisdom, Donnie Munford, Bobby Phillips, Dale Furkin, Melvin Bradley, Alvin Bright, Hearl Roberts, and Larry Rodgers.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any contributions be made to the Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene at 912 W. Main St. Campbellsville, KY 42718 or the Taylor County Middle School Library Fund at 300 Ingram Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718.