Perry “P.J.” Jackson Yarboro


Mr. Perry “P.J.” Jackson Yarboro, 80, of Danville, Va., went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Yarboro was born on Aug. 26, 1939, in Roxboro, to the late Obie Nichol Yarboro, Sr. and Flora Jackson McCann Yarboro.

He was a conductor for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 38 years, until his health started to decline. He was a consultant for the restoration of the caboose at the Science Center and was a member of Holland Road Baptist Church. He loved farming, fixing things, driving his tractor and taking care of his family. He also helped with the music and sound for the Yarboro Family Gospel Group. He was our #1 fan.

Mr. Yarboro is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Helen Marie Snead Yarboro of the home; children, Connie Y. Gibbs (Mark), Perry Daryl Yarboro, April D. Yarboro and Gina Y. Hampton; grandchildren, Dallas Wilcox (Lynette), Madelyn Gibbs, Dakota Hampton, Keighley Yarboro and Keagan Yarboro; great-grandchildren, Nicolas, Abigail, Gracie and Christal Wilcox; sisters, Ann Y. Yancey and Nell Y. Garrett; brother, Nathaniel Yarboro; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Mr. Yarboro was predeceased by sisters, Doreen Y. Morton and Jennie Y. Williamson; and one brother, Obie Nichol Yarboro, Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted a 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Reverend James Mayes officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Swicegood Funeral Home. At other times the family will be receiving friends at the residence, 203 Cascade Lane (off Shady Grove Road), Providence.

We would like to say a special thank you to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care they gave Daddy until his last breath.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Yarboro family. 

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