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Willie Mason (Bill) French, Campbellsville, KY (1921-2018)

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Pentecostal faith. Bill was instrumental in starting the Jesus Name Church and he steadily reaffirmed the importance of walking with Jesus to his family. He was a retired farmer, enjoyed gardening and in his early years, worked at a sawmill in Elk Horn. He was the patriarch of a respected Taylor County, KY family, the son of the late George French and Emon Whitlock French.

Willie Mason "Bill" French, 96, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 11:44pmCT, Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Campbellsville.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Raymond Atwood. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Willie Mason (Bill) French, Taylor County, KY (1939-2018)

He was the son of the late George French and Emon Whitlock French. He was born October 19, 1921, in Taylor County, KY. He died Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 96 years, six months, and 10 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Pentecostal faith. Bill was instrumental in starting the Jesus Name Church and he steadily reaffirmed the importance of walking with Jesus to his family.

He was a retired farmer, enjoyed gardening and in his early years, worked at a sawmill in Elk Horn.

He is survived by:
  • Two daughters: Viola Sneed and Leona Price of Campbellsville, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Angie McFall and husband, Larry; Robbie Wilson and wife, Shannon, Daren Wilson and wife, Suzanne, of Campbellsville, KY; Karen Clark of Myrtle Beach, SC; Sharon Clements and Patsy Sluder of Campbellsville, KY; Patricia Pyles of Pensacola FL; and Billy Ray Perkins and wife, Sharon of Greensburg

  • Special great-granddaughter and caregiver: Mason Taylor Wilson of Campbellsville

  • A host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

  • Two brothers: Roy French of Raywick and Kenneth Hardin French of Louisville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Olia Mae DeWitt Harris French; two grandchildren: Rhonda Mae Richerson and Naomia Keith; three brothers and four sisters: Chester French, Walter French, Charlie French, Mildred Wheatley, Opal Scott, Bertha French and Dorothy French and two step-children: Kenneth Harris and Frances Cave.

Send condolences to the family of Willie Mason (Bill) French

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at the funeral home

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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