Michael Yarber, age 61, of Crossville, passed away October 7, 2019. He was born October 9, 1957 in Athens, Tennessee, the son of Clarence and Jackie Stephenson Yarber. He was an educator, having taught high school in Knox County, Sevier County and locally at Stone Memorial High School before his latest position in Rhea County.
He was also a very active member of Lantana Road Baptist Church. He had a tremendous love of animals, especially his horses and rescue dogs and cats. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife: Charlotte Yarber of Crossville; mother: Jackie Price of Crossville; stepdaughters: Lori Turner (Joey) of Seymour, Lana Covington (Audrey) of Johnson City, and Elizabeth Lynn Frye of Powell; grandchildren: Jacob Colby, Bethany Todd and spouse Corey, Holden Norton, Garrett Turner, Devon Colby, Parker Norton, Alison Colby, Nicholas Norton and Brielle Turner; and great-grandchild: Cayden Colby.
Visitation will be held Saturday October 12, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. central at Hood Funeral Home in Crossville. Burial will be Sunday October 13, 2019 at Sherwood Gardens and Memorial Park in Knoxville.