Harold Dean Yarber



Mr. Harold Dean Yarber of Wallace, North Carolina left his earthly home on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 while at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. He was born in Guilford County in North Carolina on February 20, 1933 to the late Cameron Thorn and Ruby Johnson Yarber. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Norman Gray Yarber.

Survivors include his wife--Helen Louise Kissner Yarber of the home; children--Franklin Yarber and his wife Michelle Hagwood of Greensboro, Scott Yarber of Kinston, Terry Usher and her husband Gary of Rose Hill, Annette Vanstory of Greensboro, Mike Rivenbark and his wife Marie of Angier, Connie Everett and her husband Kearn of Sneads Ferry; grand children--Cameron Devane and her husband Johnathan of Rose Hill, Rachel Yarber of Kinston, Luke Yarber of Kinston, Madison Rivenbark of Angier, Harrison Rivenbark of Angier, Danielle Sabo of Elizabeth City, and Heather Keba of Hawaii; great grandchildren--Garyanna Devane and John Wesley Devane of Rose Hill.

After receiving a degree in textiles from N.C. State University, Mr. Harold worked as a fabric development manager for J. P. Stevens in the textile industry for a number of years. There was distinction in his career in that one of his ideas was patented by J. P Stevens. He was an avid salt water fisherman and had a great love for the beach. He received great joy in working in his lawn and especially loved mowing grass--one of his best and most enjoyed activities. He was tremendously proud of his Century plant which he nurtured for a very long period of time.

A service to celebrate Mr. Harold's life will be held at Riverview Memorial Park, 9332 Hwy 117 North, Watha, NC 28478 on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm with a visitation time at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Reverend Chris Jarman. At other times the family will greet friends at the residence on Jack Dale Road in Teachey. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Yarber. One may share memories or send condolences to the family by selecting the "Guestbook" on our website. Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services. (910-285-3309)