October 20, 1981 - July 26, 2018
On Thursday evening July 26, 2018, Jacob Lampton Yarborough peacefully left this earth at St.Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA for his eternal home in heaven while surrounded by his nearest loved ones. He was selfless and witty and to know him was to love him.
Born October 20, 1981, he was the loving husband of Lacey Gill Yarborough and father of his two sons, Elliott Jack and Luca Jacob whom he adored. Jacob was the son of Georgia Lee Yarborough and the brother of Zachariah “Zach” Yarborough (Trena Rae Flaharty) of Kentwood. He was also survived by his father-in-law, Douglas (Vickie) Gill and his mother-in-law, Ramona (Bob) Cutrer. Jacob leaves behind extended family and a multitude of friends who loved him dearly including a special niece, Megan Gill. Jacob’s biggest supporters include his aunts, Ethel (Neal) Felker of Baton Rouge, LA and Sherwood (Bob) Ice of Metairie, LA and an uncle, John (Jean Burton) Yarborough of Waynesville, NC and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was greeted in heaven by his father, David Kenneth “Jack” Yarborough whom he lost at a young age and his grandparents, Hardy and Zylpha Lee and Champ and Peggy Yarborough.
Jacob was a graduate of Sumner High School Class of 2000 and the finance manager of the Magee Financial branch of Kentwood. He was an active member in the Kentwood, LA community and served in various leadership roles including Vice President of the Kentwood Rotary Club and a member of the Tangipahoa Parish Drainage Board. He was a lifelong member of Kentwood United Methodist Church where he served as Financial Treasurer. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as a Master Sergeant and completed tours of duty in Iraq and other assignments across the world as a member of the USAA Hurricane Hunters crew.
Dearest friends Mike Prescott, Jamie Neyland, Justin Lee, Taylor Burkhardt, Brandon Graham, Steven Blades, Landon Blades, Aaron Reinmiller, Nic Kieff, Jason Gill, Brad Gill, Sandy Gill, Steven Miller, Will Prescott, and Finn Hagan will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Carlton Faller, Troy “Rollover” Adams, Malone Williams, Rufus Williams Sr., Allen Stafford and Donnis Honeycutt.
Visitation will be held at Kentwood United Methodist Church on Monday, July 30th 6:00-9:00 P.M. and Tuesday, July 31st 9:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. conducted by the Reverend Percy Frazier and Reverend Earline Guidry. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jacob Yarborough Memorial Fund at First Guaranty Bank. Jacob’s last act of kindness was to donate his eyes to Southern Eye Bank.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.