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Rodney Leon French

July 31, 1949 — August 12, 2019

Rodney Leon French went to be with the Lord August 12, 2019.

He was born July 31, 1949 in Cedar City, Utah to Leon Edward and Edna (Blanken) French. His family moved to Shawnee in 1952 where he has resided since that time. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1967 and attended OSU.  He married his high school sweetheart, Terri Coleman in September ’68 in Shawnee, OK. From this union were four children:  Laura Olsen, David (Tanya) French, Daniel (Nancy) French, and Julie French.  He worked as a machinist at Barton Valve and retired from Central Plastics.  Rodney has lived on the family farm since 1959 and loved farming, gardening, and working with the cows.  In the evenings, he enjoyed relaxing doing needlepoint.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

He is survived by his wife and children, eight grandchildren, two brothers: James (Kathie) French and Darryl (Belinda) Fisher, and special friends, Richard Stapp and Jennifer & Quinten Trapp.

The family will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with friends. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 17th in the chapel of Walker Funeral Service.  Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

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