William Eugene (Gene) French passed away Wednesday August 25, 2021 in his home at the age of 74. He was a member of The Mountain View Church of Christ in Rutledge, TN where he led the congregational singing. Gene enjoyed spending time with his family, participating in church activities, food, talking on the phone and the outdoors. He loved to fish and play golf every chance he had. He enjoyed the opportunity to provide teaching moments to all those around him. If you have ever been out with Gene, you know how his eyes would light up when there was a coupon involved. He could talk with anyone as though he knew them his entire life. Gene was considered a leader as well as a peacemaker encouraging everyone to enjoy each and every day.
The family will have a memorial service on Monday August 30, 2021 at The Mountain View Church of Christ in Rutledge TN. Visitation will be from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM with the service following, officiated by John Taber.
He is preceded in death by his parents Billy and Alma French; and brother Danny French. He is survived by his wife, Choung French; daughter, Kimberly (Michael) Findlay of Brentwood, CA; grandson, Tyler (Laura) Findlay of Grayslake, IL; brother, David (Patricia) French of Coeburn, VA; sisters, Ann (Gary) Campbell of Rutledge, TN ; Karen (Steve) Mayhue of Orlando, FL; Janie French of Pound, VA. A host of nieces and nephews.
When you hear your favorite hymn Gene is sending you a smile.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.
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