Willie French, 84, of Cox’s Creek, passed away Sunday October 11, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born March 29, 1936 in Rockcastle County, retired from Louisville Gas and Electric, a member of the Masons, member and deacon of New Salem Baptist Church, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff French; son-in-law, Wayne Fulkerson; parents, Jep and Cassie French; brother, Bob French; and sister, Pearl Shepherd.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bonnie French; two sons, Dean (Linda) French, and Dave (Reba) French; daughter, Patti French Fulkerson all of Cox’s Creek; granddaughter, Mandy French (Rod) Wright; nine grandsons, David (Chantelle) French Jr., Grant French, Grey French, Josh (Whitney) Hatfield, Jesse (Shannon) French, Travis Goldsmith, Cody French, Will Fulkerson, and Jason (Leslie) Hatfield; eleven great-grandchildren, Hali, Chase, Landon, Owen, Blake, Easton, Everett, Scout, Jason Jr., Aiden, and Zander; one niece; and two nephews.
His funeral service will be 1:00 pm Wednesday October 14, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in New Salem Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Johnny Talent will officiate. Visitation will be 10 am – 1 pm Wednesday October 14 at Barlow Funeral Home.
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