Dave Yarborough – 11/27/30 – 6/30/17
David Yarborough Memorial Services
First Presbyterian Church
401 SE 15th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301
July 21st 4:00 pm
Charity donation in lieu of Flowers – In Memory of David Arthur Yarborough to The Humane Society of Broward County 2070 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312
The construction industry lost a giant June 30 with the passing of Dave Yarborough. He was co-founder of D&B Tile Distributors, one of the largest and most respected companies in South Florida and is known worldwide in the tile industry for his humble presence and leadership. Married at 16 to Betty Marley, he was a child of the Great Depression. He saw, at an early age, the bright future for quality porcelain and ceramic tile, stone and marble for businesses, condominiums and individual homes in South Florida.
He was a leader in the industry and was active in a number of construction-related trade associations including the Associated Builders & Contractors and the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA). This is an international association of distributors, manufacturers and allied professionals of ceramic tile and related products. He was inducted in this organization’s Hall of Fame, an extremely notable recognition. It was with these organizations and in his own business that he stressed the need for continuing education for all in the industry and particularly for those who worked with and for him. He could see the virtually unlimited demand for these products at an early age and developed a chain of nine locations throughout South Florida.
His business practices led his company through difficult times and placed D&B Tile Distributors at the top of a very competitive industry. His commitment to community service was legendary as he quietly donated tile, stone and marble to various charities, including churches, Boys and Girls’ Clubs and Habitat for Humanity. He was truly a man of the people and knew most of his employees by their first name and found time to know them on an individual basis. His first wife Betty, the “B” in D&B Tile, passed away in 2006. He is survived by his present wife, Annette and his children David William (Bill), Cindy Marie Helen (Bell), Harold George and Betty Ann Yarborough in addition to nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Step Children Michele Penrod, Tracie Higney and Michelle Penrod.
Dave was a 32nd degree Mason, a measure of how he lived his life. Architects, engineers, designers, contractors, business owners and homeowners in South Florida have been impacted by Dave Yarborough in more ways than they know. He will be missed and remembered.