Mr. Clarence Eugene French, 86, of Decatur and formerly of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at The Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Decatur. He was born on April 14, 1931, in Frost, Texas to J M and Annie Ridgway French.

He retired from Gifford Hill Sand & Gravel, which is now known as Ash Grove Cement Company in Midlothian, Texas. He loved to travel and fish and was a member of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Lannie French; his parents; and seven siblings.

He is survived by his sister, Bonnie O’Dell of Anna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elvin Sikes officiating. Interment will follow in Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rob Terpstra, Hayden Richardson, Jamie Dickey, Bobby French, Bryan French, and David Hawthorne.

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