Scott Randall Yarborough, 59, of Columbia South Carolina, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021.
Scott was born in Columbia SC, on May 24th 1962, the youngest of 6 children to Zeke and Betty Lou. As Scott was the youngest, he was looked after and protected by his older brothers and sisters and always taken care of. He held his relationship with his siblings very dear to him. The Yarborough’s were known for their laughter and the unconditional love they shared for each other. Scott had many childhood friends whom he was still close to until the day of his passing. Scott’s constant friendly smile as a child grew him the nickname “Chinaman”, which he held on to dearly through his adolescence and adulthood. He loved to spread kindness and laughter to all those around him.
He graduated from Dreher High school and went on to receive his Associates Degree from Midlands Technical College.
Scott worked in the paint business for over 20 years. He made many friends over the years selling paint in and around Columbia. To Scott these were not just customers but close friends. He loved the paint business and was proud to be a part of it. Scott worked as an assistant teacher at Trinity Learning Center for the last two years of his earthly life. This, of all his jobs he was most proud of. He worked closely in the classroom with the “Fantastic Five” year olds. He loved children. He would be seen by the Clergy from windows above running and playing with the children during recess with a smile on his face. He took so much pride in his time at Trinity and was forever grateful for his placement there.
Scott was a singer and loved to sing any chance he could. The true joys of his life were his 3 children. He was most proud watching his sons play live music, in their band “The Yarborough Brothers Band” in and around Columbia, speaking and laughing with his sons, and always letting them know how proud he was of them the importance of having each other and the bond of family, his love for them immeasurable and endless and he let them know it every chance he could. Scott’s oldest child, better known to him as “Jaime Judy” was there with him through all life’s moments, including dancing and singing on stage with her during her yearly tap recitals, and attending all choir and play performances at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Elementary School. He cherished their relationship, time spent and long talks. They walked many journeys “hand in hand” and will continue to do so “heart in heart”. Scott is known most for his gentle kindness, good hearted Soul and the love and pride he had for his family and children.
Scott is survived by his daughter, Jaime Marsha Yarborough; sons, Jason Scott Yarborough and Matthew Branan Yarborough; ex-spouse, Christy Asmer Yarborough; sister, Linda Yarborough Love; brother, Robert Milton Yarborough; and step brother, Michael Walling (Sharron).
Scott is predeceased by his mother, Betty Lou Poston Yarborough; father, Branan I. “Zeke” Yarborough; step-mother, Rosemary Yarborough; brothers, Michael Branan Yarborough, Douglas Earle Yarborough; sister, Susan Yarborough Ross and step sister, Margaret Hazelwood.
The family of Scott Yarborough wishes to thank Trinity Episcopal Church and the staff of Trinity Learning Center for all of their thoughtful help and guidance during this difficult time.
The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2021 in the Kennan Chapel of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
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