William E. "Butch" Yarborough, 75, passed away 1 p.m., Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his residence.
Born in Winchester on August 3, 1942, he was the son of William and Isabel (Cox) Yarborough.
Butch had been an investigator for the Firm of Becker, Schroder and Chapman for over 25 years.
He enjoyed playing golf and watching Cardinal baseball.
On November 11, 1989 in Las Vegas, NV, he married Darlene Lawrence. She survives.
Surviving also are a son, Donald Yarborough of East Alton; step-sons, Patrick (Kim) Lawrence of Alton, Jon Lawrence of Rosewood Heights; daughter, Shelley Yarborough (finance', Brandon Johnson) of Godfrey; step-daughter, Jennifer (James) Herring of Wood River; his three 'princesses', Jacey Humphries, Callie Lawrence, Isabel Johnson; brothers, Mike (Jackie) Yarborough of East Alton, David Yarborough of Roxana; and sister, Judy Clark of Godfrey.
His parents; brother, Donald Yarborough; and sisters, Shirley Blasa and Margie Tuttle preceded in death.
Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m., Sunday, December 17 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Pastor Timothy Keller will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, Hope Animal Rescue or 1st Assembly of God Church in East Alton.