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Dennis Everett French, 71, of Raymondville, formerly of the Lynchburg area, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at his home.

He was born May 20, 1950, in Plato, Mo. to Daniel and Elsie (Breedlove) French, and was raised by his uncle, Marvin “Pete’’ Breedlove.

On Dec. 2, 1983, he married Kathy Lee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his dad, Marvin “Pete’’ Breedlove; daughter, Sheri (French) Pfister; a son-in-law, Roger Sears; two brothers, Robert French and Ralph Firestein; four brothers-in-law, Joe Dowden, Darrell Lee, Jim Lee and George Heath; a nephew, Ian Heath; and a niece, Caroline Goforthy

He grew up in the Lynchburg area and attended Plato Schools.

Survivors include his wife Kathy, of the home; son, Nick French of the home; three daughters, Terri (James) Bouthillier of Rogersville; Chanda (Mike) Sears of Cabool, and Candice Mitchell of Mountain Grove; a honorary son, Joe Bressie of Raymondville; four brothers, Bill French, Jim French of Illinois; Joe and Tom Firestein of Salem; five sisters, Bonnie Dowden of Lebanon’ Donna Firestein, Anna Rains, Kay McClelland, and Vicky French all of Illinois; his in-laws, James and Gale Lee; a brother-in-law, Donnie Lee; four sisters-in-law, Maxine French, Shirley (Dewayne) Mullins, Becky Heath, and Beth Ann (Jackie Ray) Cooper; grandchildren; many nieces, and nephews; and his best friend for many years, Andy Revelle (Screwdriver).

Funeral services for Dennis Everett French will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the Wildwood House of Prayer in Raymondville.

Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Raymondville, under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston.