He professed faith in Christ and was of the Pentecostal faith. Bill was instrumental in starting the Jesus Name Church and he steadily reaffirmed the importance of walking with Jesus to his family.
He was a retired farmer, enjoyed gardening and in his early years, worked at a sawmill in Elk Horn.
He is survived by two daughters: Viola Sneed and Leona Price of Campbellsville; eight grandchildren: Angie McFall and husband, Larry, Robbie Wilson and wife, Shannon, Daren Wilson and wife, Suzanne of Campbellsville, Karen Clark of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Sharon Clements and Patsy Sluder of Campbellsville, Patricia Pyles of Pensacola Florida and Billy Ray Perkins and wife, Sharon of Greensburg; special great-granddaughter and caregiver, Mason Taylor Wilson of Campbellsville; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Roy French of Raywick and Kenneth Hardin French of Louisville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Olia Mae DeWitt Harris French; two grandchildren: Rhonda Mae Richerson and Naomia Keith; three brothers and four sisters: Chester French, Walter French, Charlie French, Mildred Wheatley, Opal Scott, Bertha French and Dorothy French and two step-children: Kenneth Harris and Frances Cave.
VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Raymond Atwood
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME