C.L. “Jimmy” French, Jr., 77, of Hollow Rock, passed away Jan. 26, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 29 at Faith Baptist Church with Steve Davis, Scotty Davis, Jimmy Furr and Sean Higgins officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mr. French was born June 18, 1943, in Georgia to the late Carlos Lee French, Sr. and Sally Mae Reese French. He was a retired Conductor for CSX Railroad, member of Faith Baptist Church, 50-year member of Bruceton Masonic Lodge, and Scottish Rites. He was an avid Indian relic collector, fisherman and hunter. He loved fishing whether it was for fun or competing in a fishing tournament, collecting arrowheads or any kind of Indian relic. He enjoyed the outdoors, by his wife’s goldfish and koi pond or in the flower garden. He was a people person who enjoyed talking to everyone, new or old friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Along with his parents, he was He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Sue Allison French of Hollow Rock; two daughters, Elizabeth Reeves of Nashville, and Angie Vaugh of Jackson; four grandchildren, Heather (Todd) Belvins of Jackson, Dereck French of Nevada, Brittany Shutes of Jackson, and Anna Vaugh of Franklin; and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers who served were, Mike King, Derreld Robison, Randy Blankenship, Mark Walden, Tommy Boaz, Shannon Snider, Blake Santiago, and Chris Finley. Honorary Pallbearers were Mark Geisler, Bruce Seaton, Joseph Harrington, David Bethshears, and Randy Sims.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of these arrangements.