Mr. Robert B. French, age 88 of Mt. Vernon, KY, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Baptist Health Richmond, KY.
Bob was born July 31, 1932 in Mt. Vernon, KY to the late Alvin French and the late Mae (Dash) French Taylor. He served in the United States Army, was a retired Machinist for Hopkins Tool & Die, and was a member of Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed his church, fishing, gardening, watching old westerns, UK basketball and
spending time with family, word puzzles, and reading his Bible. He was united in marriage to Willie Denton on June 30, 1956 and from that union came three daughters: Judy, Nancy Carol, and Sandra.
Those left to celebrate his life are his three daughters: Judy French Jones of Mt. Vernon, KY, Nancy Carol Brinkman and husband Butch of Batesville, IN, Sandra French Whitaker and husband Dale of Mt. Vernon, KY; three grandchildren: Jessica Jones Lucas and husband Jason, Jordan Whitaker and wife Whitney, Hannah Whitaker; two great-grandchildren: Landon Robinson and Brad Lucas; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years 4 months and 16 days: Willie Denton French; one sister: Laura Bell Hayes; and one brother: Charles French.
Visitation for Bob will be Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bros. Randal and Scott Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jordan Whitaker, Landon Robinson, Travis Montgomery, Jason Lucas, Mike Montgomery, and Manual Rosembalm.
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