Calvin Delaine Yarbrough was born to the union of Tom and Erma Yarbrough on October 6,
1962, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the fifth child and youngest son of six siblings. In the
late 1960’s, The Yarbrough Family relocated to Seattle, Washington, where Calvin would spend
his formative years as a youth. He attended Seattle Public schools, Leschi and T. T, Minor
Elementary, Meany Jr. High, and finally graduated from Garfield High School in 1980. Growing
up, Calvin enjoyed sports and was a competitive, gifted athlete. As a kid, Calvin excelled at
football, basketball and track. After High-School, He attended Olympic Junior College where he
would receive his AA and an athletic scholarship for football from Washington State University.
Calvin’s talents would afford him the opportunity to play semi-pro football for the Seattle
Express, and ultimately a professional football career as a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions.
Upon retirement from the NFL, Calvin would also become a successful entrepreneur. He
founded his first detailing business, “Doctor Detail” in the mid-1980’s. This venture which would
lead to other lucrative parking garages and detail businesses in the Greater Seattle area,
including Chinook Parking. Calvin had a generous spirit. He never hesitated to employee family,
always willing to lend a helping hand. Calvin experienced the joy of fatherhood in 1994 and went
on to have 3 additional children with the love of his wife Maxine, whom he married in 1996.
Calvin was known for his humor, his strong network connections, and his booming voice that
would light up a room. Calvin had a variety of hobbies; he enjoyed all things game and
competition: Ping-Pong, Uno, Monopoly, and horse-racing. Calvin was also an avid watcher of
the History and Food channels, and definitely sports.
A Loving husband, a talented athlete, and successful entrepreneur, Calvin above all, loved
being a dad. He actively participated in the lives of his four children, Dalvin, Brandon, Caleb,
and Savannah. He was invested in their academic achievements, as well as their sports, and
other school activities. He always aimed to be present, supportive, and positive.
After a battle with a variety of health complications, Calvin Delaine Yarbrough transitioned from
this life to the next, on May 20, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Erma
Yarbrough. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Maxine Yarbrough, Sons: Brandon Yarbrough, Dalvin
Yarbrough, and Caleb Yarbrough, his daughter, Savannah Yarbrough, and his honorary son
Aaron Bailey. An only grand-daughter and “shinning star,” Kalani Yarbrough. His five siblings,
Kathy Yarbrough (Kenneth), Turner Yarbrough (Michelle), Reginald Yarbrough (Tammie),
Wendy Yarbrough, Evette Yarbrough (Eric), and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and
friends. Calvin was respected and well-loved; his memory and legacy will live on through the
lives of those who loved him most.
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