Mr. French died at 7:37 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born April 5, 1958, at Harrisburg, Arkansas, to Albert E. French and Mabel Harper French. Mr. French graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1976 and was a self-employed locksmith. He enjoyed photography, hunting, fishing, gem hunting and panning for gold. Mr. French was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two sons, Ryan French, Laguna Niguel, California and Caleb French, wife, Len, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; his parents, Albert and Mabel French, Caulfield, Missouri; his brothers and sisters, Terry French, Rover, Missouri, Tom French, wife, Debbie, Pomona, Missouri, Tina Hendrix, husband, Dennis, West Plains, Missouri, Teresa Osborn, husband, Keith, Willard, Missouri and Michael French, wife, Kim, Lawton, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Terry Jo, Robert, Michael, Tabetha, Daniel, Brook, Chad, Brittany, Clint, Shaun, Heather, Dedra, Crystal, Jared, Alicia, Michelle, Justin, Stephanie and their families; many great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.
His grandparents, John Travis and Ethel French and Perry and Lois Harper and numerous aunts and uncles, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Amy Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Amy Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.