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French, Jack


Jack French Jack Donald French, 84, of Lynchburg, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was the husband of the late Patricia D. French. Jack was born March 6, 1929, to the late James B. and Grace M. French of Bluefield, West Virginia. He graduated from Beaver High School, attended Bluefield College, and joined the US Air Force (1950-1954), becoming a Staff Sergeant. Upon returning home, he finished up his schooling and graduated from Concord College with a Business Administration Degree. He was a sales rep for Nabisco Co. for 36 years, and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He is survived by four children, Leigh Turner and fiance, Russell Simmons, of Lynchburg, Lynn Scoville and husband, Joe, of Huddleston, Steve Rush and wife, Judy, of Bedford, and Phillip Bayliss; grandchildren, Chris Turner and wife, Pamela, Jason Turner, Allison and Jennifer Rush, Lauren Whistlehunt and husband, Dustin, Cameron Scoville, and Josh and Michael Bayliss; and great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Aliannah Turner. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Betty French of Georgia; nephews, Don French of Georgia, Jack Helm of Richmond, and David Helm of Florida; nieces, Cindy Pullen and husband, Mickey, of Georgia, and Carrie Pullen of Florida; and great- nephew, Michael Pullen and wife, JoAnne, of Florida. Family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, please consider the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent by visiting: