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Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home

1081 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO

OBITUARY

John Jacob French

May 11, 1951February 3, 2020
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John Jacob French, age 68, of Barnhart, Missouri passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. John was born May 11, 1951 to the late Ora and Elmer French.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Sandra French; daughter Sarah (Marvin) Parks; sister Barbara (Stan) Mueller; grandchildren Blake and Quentin Parks.

John was a dear uncle, great uncle and friend to many. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, 2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63103.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.heiligtagfuneralhome.com for the French family.

  • FAMILY

  • Elmer French, Father (deceased)
  • Ora French, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra French, Wife
  • Sarah (Marvin) Parks, Daughter
  • Blake Parks, Grandchild
  • Quentin Parks, Grandchild
  • Barbara (Stan) Mueller, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020

Memories

John Jacob French

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Mary Sykes

February 6, 2020

John I will always remember the talks at the fence, and how you always had Milk Bones for our dogs even though you had cats. And how the dogs would line up by the fence and stare at your house as if they were willing you to come out with those treats. So glad you got to come see our new place and that Shelby finally let you pet her! 🐕. And all the fireworks on the 4th...no need to go to a public show! Rest In Peace good friend. ❤️ You are missed.

Erica Price

February 6, 2020

What I remember most about my Uncle John was his laugh. He was always cracking a joke, and he could’ve easily been a stand up comedian.
I remember him smoking his pipe and blowing smoke rings. He had the loudest whistle of any human I know. He had a great love for animals - dogs, cats, birds - and I remember his dog Circles as being one of the best trained dogs. He was always kind to everyone, especially children. He had a silly side - on Grandma’s 80th birthday, he and I took the party balloons and inhaled helium to make funny voices. He loved fireworks and nearly blew up the cul de sac streetlight one New Year’s Eve.
Uncle John, we will miss you. The holidays won’t be the same without you.

Gary Greenleee

February 5, 2020

Of all the things I liked about you John the thing I will miss the most is your Smile and your greetings to me
It is The Hey Big Guy that I will miss the most😥.The talks we had about the different shows we watched on tv.The grin on your face when you would show me your Stash of Fireworks.Im Happy to call you My Friend and will miss you.
Hey Big Guy💔💔

Sandra French

February 5, 2020

To my darling husband and best friend. We meet on Feb. 4th 1978 as a blind date. I was 19 and you was 26 I fell in love with you very fast because of you humor, your jokes, and your love of music ( only rock and roll). We were married 18 months from the date that we met. We just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and I thank god for that. Thru these years we have had our ups and downs ( mostly up). You could always make me laugh and smile. I am proud that you loved me so much and that you gave a great life and a great, great daughter that I love so much. I know you loved her very, very much, she is your "Daddy's sweet girl". We have great friends and family that will make sure I am taken care of since you are not here to take of care of me. Please take care of mom and uncle Bob till it is time for me to join you. Love you with all of my heart, "sweetheart".

Sarah Parks

February 5, 2020

Daddy you are my world. The first and most important man in my life. You’ve taught me so many things. I remember sitting next to your chair in the living room playing board games. Singing Bicycle by Queen in the bathtub when you would give me a bath. All the fireworks at 4th of July. Trips around the block at our old house on your motorcycle. You playing my favorite song “Amy” on the guitar for me. Listening to “On Top of Spaghetti” on record. The bedtime stories you read to me every single night. Me “reading” Cinderella to you after hearing it so much that I had memorized it. Your horrible dad jokes that were impossible not to laugh at. The jar of M&Ms always by your chair. Sitting on your lap while you tickied me to sleep. Daddy, I miss you more than words can express. I love you with all of my heart and then some.

Lillian Layton

February 5, 2020

John you are with God now and your family in heaven. We love you and you will always be in our hearts. You knew lot of good and silly jokes. You loved rock roll . We will be there for Sandy when she needs us

Annette Greenlee

February 4, 2020

Fly high John, enjoy a big ole steak up in heaven. You earned it buddy. We will think of you when we listen to good old rock n roll and when someone tells a joke. You will be missed in this group of misfits. Love you & Sandy. Sandy we are here for you. Annette

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