Funeral services for Albert E. French, 89, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
He was born the son of the late John Travis French and Ethel Jane Hitt French, on November 28, 1929 in Marked Tree, Arkansas and died at his home October 12, 2019 in Caulfield, Missouri.
He was united in marriage November 1, 1952 in Harrisburg, Arkansas to Mabel Harper, who preceded him in death March 1, 2017.
He is survived by five children, Terry French and wife, Cindy, Caulfield, Missouri; Tom French and wife, Debbie, Pomona, Missouri; Tina Hendrix and husband, Dennis, West Plains, Missouri; Teressa Osborn and husband, Keith, Neosho, Missouri, and Michael French and wife, Vivian, Apache, Oklahoma; twenty grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Keith French; three brothers, John French, Lee French, and Freeman French, and one sister, Viola Miles.
He was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean war. He was a retired iron worker, Local 167. He had received his fifty year pin this past summer. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Amy Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
Burial will be in Amy Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Military rites will be performed by the West Plains Honor Guard and Missouri Funeral Honors Program.