Floyd "Birdie" Lindsey Yarbrough

March 31, 1947 ~ March 23, 2019 (age 71)


FLOYD LYNN "BIRDIE" YARBROUGH,  age 71 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn. and  a son of the late John Sherrod and Vivian Rose Webb Yarbrough. He was an Iron Worker and had worked for several companies traveling to many locations. He was a member of Eastanelle Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW and was a "Sea Bee" serving in the U. S. Navy in Vietnam.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 20 years: Sheila Drake Yarbrough of Athens, Tenn., 
  • Son and Daughter-in-law: Bruce and Renee Yarbrough of Cleveland, Tenn.,
  • Daughter and Son-in-law: Shelly and Tim Morgan of Etowah, Tenn.
  • Son: Todd Appleton of Athens, Tenn.,
  • Brother and Sister-in-law: John and Nikki Yarbrough of Athens, Tenn., 
  • Sister: Phyllis Rogers of Athens, Tenn.
  • His best friend, his dog  "Raleigh" 
  • 6 Grandchildren 
  • 2 Great Grandchildren,
  • Several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Coleman officiating.

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Etowah City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Gary Thryhal, Braeden Morgan, Dexter Yarbrough, Greysun Appleton, Tim Morgan, and Scott Yarbrough.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 Tuesday in the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to Floyd "Birdie" Lindsey Yarbrough's family, please visit our floral section.


March 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Celebration of Life
March 26, 2019

7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

March 27, 2019

11:00 AM
Etowah Cemetery
123 Etowah Cemetery Rd
Etowah, TN 37331

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