Eugene Richard French

January 9, 1948 - November 9, 2022

01/09/1948 - 11/09/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday November 13, 2022
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday November 14, 2022
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV
Directions
Funeral Service
Monday November 14, 2022
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Eugene Richard French, 74, of Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville peacefully passed away at home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Eugene was born January 9, 1948 in Glen Dale, WV to the late Vannie Richard and Grace (Streets) French.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years,  Hilda (Stewart) French; 2 sons, Timothy French of Moundsville and Bryan French of Benwood Hill; one daughter,  Sally Arnold of Fork Ridge; 5 grandchildren,  Bethany French of Orange Park, FL, Rachel (Donnie) Standiford of Fork Ridge, JJ (Nikki) Arnold of Fork Ridge, Amelia (Frank) Warren of Martin’s Ferry, OH and Alex (Summer) French of Beach Bottom; 7 great-grandchildren,  Ralen Arnold, Micah Vidal, Jesse Doyle, Daniel Warren, Kinsley Arnold, Frankie Warren and Abigail Warren. He loved his family and thought the world of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a proud Navy Veteran.  He was stationed in Mayport, FL.   During his active duty, he was assigned to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft carrier and during his tour on ship he was in Italy, Spain, Greece, France and Germany. He joined the Navy reserve were he was assigned to Rhode Island and Virginia. He enjoyed his career in the Navy and enjoyed the fellowship with the friends he made every year at the Navy dinners. He retired from PPG after 37 years where he met a lot of people and made many friends.
Eugene always had a hobby and did a lot of things in his life. Some of his interests included raising birds, racing homing pigeons, raising beagle dogs and coon dogs, hunting, fishing, trapping, car collecting, car shows, dirt track races, auctions, building computers, gardening, planting flowers and trees, CB and HAM radios, gun and coin collecting. He also enjoyed volunteering at the nursing home calling bingo, playing a hillbilly Santa several years for a Christmas skit and playing the part of Santa Claus and passing out gifts for the residents Christmas party. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin with all of his family.  He also owned and operated many businesses. He enjoyed helping others. He made many wonderful memories with his family and friends. He was loved and will be missed by many.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 13th from 2pm to 8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave Moundsville, WV.  Funeral services will be Monday at 11am with Reverend Don Rush officiating.  The internment will be at Riverview Cemetery.
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Bob /Susan Edgell
2 months ago

RIP Shipmate we have the watch, prays for family and friends

Cindy Wheeler
2 months ago

Hilda, Sally & Families, my very sincere condolences, I always enjoyed seeing Gene & especially when he played Santa at the Care Center. Sending my Love & Prayers 💞🙏

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Eugene Richard French, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Eugene Richard French, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Christa
2 months ago

I am so very sorry prayers and thoughts for you all.

Bill knowlton
2 months ago

Hilda, Tim, Sally, and family, very sorry to learn of Eugene’s passing. I always thought a lot of him. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.

Audrey
2 months ago

I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss of Eugene! He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by so many who loved him. RIP Gene. Till we meet on the other side…Moon

Joni Fox
2 months ago

Sally. We Kim, Tom and I are very sorry about your dad passing. I know you spent a lot of quality time with him and you were a wonderful daughter.

Steve Davis
2 months ago

I’m so sorry to hear this. Condolences to his friends and family on the passing of a wonderful man.

timmy
2 months ago

Love ya Dad
Till we meet again 😞

Chandra French Carrington
2 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.