Richard Kyle Yarbrough


Richard Kyle Yarbrough


Richard Yarbrough
Richard Yarbrough

Richard’s blessed soul is free now and has ascended; an angel who is happy and free. He passed away on March 17, 2020. Hospitalized for less than a week, he was surrounded by Rene’, their children, and loved ones in spirit, surrounded in blankets of love and light. Richard Kyle Yarbrough was born in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 14, 1956, to Sharon Rose Wheeler and Silas McWilliams Yarbrough, Jr.

Because of his many interests and passions, words are insufficient to describe RKY. All animals, Artist (multimedia), Artifacts, Books and Birds, Belize, Creative, Dad, Education, Electrical, Engaging, Family and Friends, Genuine, Grandpa, Humorous, Horses, Husband, Interests, love of the Indigenous, Interesting, Joyful and a Jewel, Kind, Knowledgeable, Love, worked on several Movies, documentaries, and commercials, Nature, Open range, Photography, inQuisitive, Ranch, Spirit and Spiritual, Truth and Travel, Understanding, Understood, and Unforgettable, Vigilant, Wildlife, eXtra special, Yellowstone, and a Zest for life.

Survived by Rene’ Rosell Yarbrough, wife of 35 years; children Jordan, Shelby (Matt), Hayden, and granddaughter Avery Rose; stepfather Jack Hemsing; sisters Diane (Robert) and Laura (Jim); and niece Rachel (Kevin). He also leaves behind extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, mother and grandparents.

Many thanks to all the caregivers at Billings Clinic, who helped make Richard’s last days as comfortable as possible, as well as ours.

Donations may be made to ZooMontana or an organization of your choice.

“A gentle soul who loved nature, created reflections of beauty, and shared his love with all.”

A future celebration of life TBA.

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  1. Dear Rene’ and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of the loss someone so special. What a beautiful tribute to a man who made such a positive impact in this world. My prayers are with you all ~ may you sense God’s tender presence.

  2. Your observant remembrance of Richard paints a picture of a man who knew how to live life well. His is an example we can all aspire to. We can all recall the kindness he radiated whenever we look for comfort in days ahead. Bless you all.

  3. I knew Richard from his days at Crescent Electric Supply. He was my go to guy. He knew his stuff and was an all around great guy to be around. The world has lost a good one.

  4. I didn’t know Richard well, but remember him from Summerfair days when we were still on the campus of RMC. He was so positive and helpful! I am sorry for your sadness.

  5. Betsy and Chris Girdon

    Dear Rene’ and familu,
    Such a lovely tribute. I remember meeting Richard many years ago when Chris and I were in town. We were happy you had met such a fun guy to share your life with. Grateful to have 35 years together, but truly sorry for your loss.
    Peace and Grace to you all.

  6. Dear Rene and family,
    Richard was such a great guy. The world lost a truly gentle soul when he passed away. We are sorry for your loss.
    Shawn, Mary, MaryHelen, Sophie and Charles Gustafson

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