Thomas Taylor French (Red) age 64 went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2009. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Sue Hughes and two sons Dean Simpkins and Michael Simpkins. He is survived in life by two brothers Luther Oscar French of Pulaski and Allen French of North Carolina, and sister Vinnie (cheechee) Fletcher of Rocky Gap. He is preceded in death by his companion of 24 years Dorothy H. Gallimore Simpkins, mother Zelphis Lawson and his father Carl Mathew French, also his sister Betty Nelson, and brother Buddy French. He is also survived by 2 nephews, 2 nieces and 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at The Light House Ministries Church located at 4959 Old Robinson Tract Road, Pulaski, Va. 24301 with memorial service to follow. Thomas will be given full military honors for his actions while surviving in Vietnam from 1964-1972.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Pulaski, Va.