Farming Rural 13

Gary Clark French

October 22, 1950 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Gary Clark French, age 72 of Cedar Hill passed from this life on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Memorial services will be held Friday, September 1, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. IN THE Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Eddie Anderson and Matt French officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Gary was born October 22, 1950 in New Market, TN to the late Edgar Reford “Booge” and Wanda Alice Clark French. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald E. French

Gary French was truly a one of a kind man.  He loved his family and friends and had a larger than life personality.  He was loved and respected by everyone that crossed paths with him.  Coming from a farm in the mountains of East Tennessee, Gary has always been an avid outdoorsman and had a love for agriculture.  This love for agriculture and a desire to help others, lead him to the career to which he was a cut above the rest.  From PCA to Farm Credit Services and finally to Community Bank and Trust before retiring, Gary left a lasting impact on the agricultural community in Robertson County and surrounding areas.  Even more so than his career, Gary's passion for the outdoors was unmatched.  At any given point, you could always find him chasing one of his hounds through the woods or in a creek trying to fill his multiple stringers with black perch.  This passion led him to some of the clubs that he held very near and dear to his heart.  A few of these clubs include the White Oak Fishing Club, Robertson County Coon Hunters Club and the National Plott Hound Association.  As with everything he did in his life, he went above and beyond in his memberships with the respective clubs.  He held numerous leadership roles throughout the years and always had the betterment of the clubs in mind.  Whether it was his career or hobbies or anything in between, there's one thing that always remained true.  He never did anything half-heartedly.  The life of Gary French is something that will be celebrated by all that he held near and dear to him.  

Surviving him are his wife, Cindy French of Cedar Hill; sons, Andrew Clark French of Springfield and Matthew Thomas French of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and David Palmer of Springfield; and grandson, Eli Palmer.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the Robertson County Coon Hunters Club. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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September 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Robertson County Funeral Home
2201 Memorial Blvd
Springfield, TN 37172

Memorial Service
September 1, 2023

2:00 PM
Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County


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