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Charles Marlin French

November 27, 1950 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 71)

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Charles Marlin French, 71, of Webbville went to be with his Lord on Sunday June 5, 2022 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.  Charles was born November 27, 1950, in Louisa, KY, a son of the late Perry Eugene French and Lorna Marie Perkins Blythe.  In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by two brothers, James Russell French and Larry Gene French; a sister-in-law, Sherry French; maternal grandparents, John and Flora Perkins; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Clara Tanner French.

Charles served his country honorably in the US Air Force from 1969 – 1975.  Charles was a retired electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 683 of over 40 years, and owner/operator of Cherokee Gap Construction.  Charles was a proud Patriot Guard Rider, a past assistant North Eastern Kentucky Ride Captain, having rode over 3,000 missions escorting veterans in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.  Charles was one of the 10 original members of Rolling Thunder Riders of Kentucky.  Charles was a member of Willard AML Post 342.  Charles had a deep love for his family and fellow veterans.

Charles is survived by a his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia Jane McHale French; a daughter, Crescent (Scott) Holbrook of Grayson; a son, Charles “Chuck” French II of Webbville; six grandchildren, Halle Holbrook, Hannah Holbrook, Hayden Bel Holbrook, Chase See, Mason Maddix and Charles French III; a brother in-law who was raised like a son, Timmy (Nancy) McHale of Columbus, OH; a sister in-law, Mary Sue French of Willard; and many friends and extended family who all mourn his passing. 

Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday June 13, 2022 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson Bro. David Boggs officiating.  Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, with escort by the Patriot Guard and Rolling Thunder Riders and full military honors by Kenova Post 93.  Visitation will be 6-9 pm Sunday and after 9 am Monday until the service hour.   Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.malonefuneralhome.com.

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 12, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143

Visitation
Monday
June 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143

Service
Monday
June 13, 2022

12:00 PM to TBD
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143

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Cemetery

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East
100 Industrial Parkway
Grayson, KY 41143

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