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Richard Thomas “Popo” French February 15, 1954 - April 23, 2017

Southaven, MS –

Richard Thomas “Popo” French, 63, went to be with his loved ones inrest with Jesus on April 23, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarenes.  Mr. French was a 1973 graduate of Camden Central High School in Camden, TN, was a diesel mechanic for Brown Trucking and Consolidated Freightways, and was owner and operator of Beartail Outfitters. Popo made everyone laugh and was loved by many.  He loved big and with all his heart.  His wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild were his life.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy French; one son, Chris French and his wife, Shonda; one daughter, Bridgett Loftis; one sister, Phyllis Woodard; six grandchildren, Blake Loftis, Austin Loftis, Kirbey French, Hunter French, Maddie Brassfield, and Gavin Brassfield; and one great grandchild, Adelynn Loftis.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Theo French; one sister, Pam Gray; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Gray and Wallace Woodard.  Visitation will be Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the service begins at 12 p.m.at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.  Burial will follow in DeSoto Memorial Gardens in Southaven.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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    Debbie French says

    Thinking of you all at this time. Prayers for comfort & blessings for all of you.

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    Patti Champion says

    What fond memories I have of Mr. Ricky. He was a very generous and friendly man who loved his family and his duck hunting. Thanks, Ricky, for all the fun times at Beartail and letting us all hang out there and enjoy the “country.” RIP, my friend.

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    Caroline Mirelli says

    Praying for the comforter to be with you at this time. Love Caroline

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    Donna Smith Wynne says

    Judy and family, my heart aches for you all. You have and remain in my thoughts and prayers. Ricky was a part of so many wonderful memories that will live in my heart forever. Blessings and Gods comfort to you all.

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