Tyrone French, age 79, of Princeton, KY passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Princeton Health & Rehabilitation Center, Princeton, KY. Mr. French was born on November 24, 1941in Wayne County, Michigan to the late R.C. French and Katherine Tabor French Webb. He worked for over 30 years as a coal miner and retired with Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of the UMWA District 12. Additionally, he was a wood worker and worked professionally for several years as a wood crafting artist taking his product to craft shows mostly in the Eastern portion of the country. He was a member of the River Church in Nortonville, KY.
He is survived by his wife, Shrilda Heaton French of Princeton, KY; two daughters, Cheryl Shaffer of Hendersonville, TN, and Sherrie (Jerry) Lewis of Crestview, FL; one son, Cris (Lisa) French of Craig, CO; two brothers, Marshall (Pam) Webb of Alaska and Durwood (Gladys) Browning of Slaughters, KY; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jared) Mosley, Justin (Paige) Rambo, Asher French, Mia French, Micah French (Ben) Giffin, Tyler French, Renea LeGuillon, Brian Lewis, and Rachelle Ledoux; and several great-grandchildren, Isabelle Madeline, Sam, Luke, Mosley, Charlotte Rambo, Kaori Smith, Ellie Ledoux, Braylon Johnson, Ruby LeGuillon, and; Grady LeGuillon.
Mr. French is preceded in death by his parents, and his step mother, Avanel French; his wife, Judith Ann French, brother, James Hugh French, his sister, Peggy French Brooks and a granddaughter, Judith Rachelle French.
Visitation for Tyrone French will be Friday, March 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM CST until the funeral hour at 12:30 PM CST at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY. Rev. John Segree will be officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton, KY.
In an effort to deter the spread of covid-19 face masks and social distancing will be required. Mr. French’s service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 12:30 PM CST on March 19, 2021. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).
Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of donations to be made to Pennyrile Hospice, 220 Burley Ave, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, and Gideons International (envelopes available at the funeral home).