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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Obituary - Charles Eugene “Gene” French

Charles Eugene “Gene” French, 79, of Peculiar, Missouri passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center. The family will have a private celebration of life at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home - Country Haven.

Gene was born August 31, 1941 in Burbank, California to Edwin and Doris French. Gene graduated from Raytown High School in 1959. He married his high school sweetheart, Memoree Still, in 1961. This year would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. Gene was a plumber by trade and owned his own business, Mr. Plumber and Professional Plumbing Services until he retired. He was a youth counselor for many years at Blue Ridge Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, and then a member of First Baptist Church of Peculiar.

Gene was an avid racing fan and raced a red #44 Sprint car, winning a championship. He loved building and working on his race car and making things for other racers. He loved Sprint Cars, NASCAR, football and baseball. Mostly he loved spending time with his family. He loved going to the river, fishing and boat rides.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents: Ed & Doris French; a sister, Linda Erickson; an uncle, Gene French; and a great-grandson, Kolby Fay. He is survived by his wife, Memoree French; daughter, Kelee (Curtis) Limbach; son, Kurt (Stephanie) French; five grandchildren: Frank (Cheryl) Limbach, Kacee (Justin) Fay, Clinton (Jessica) Limbach, Cyle (Raven) Limbach, Emilee (Zach) Klippert and a foster granddaughter, Sherry Goad. His legacy also includes 10 great-grandchildren: Ashlee, Clayton and Carter Limbach; Rylan, Lillee, and Sydnee Fay; Landon and Delainee Limbach; and Journee and Lincoln Limbach; a sister, Shirley (Wayne) Haub; and many nephews and nieces.

Our lives are changed forever because he is not here, but we are grateful knowing he is with our Savior and we will be together again someday.