CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF
March 24, 1924 – September 18, 2021
Charles French was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 24, 1924, to Charles and Effie (Fee) French. He graduated from Central High School in 1942 and went on to complete two years of study at a vocational school. He subsequently gained employment as a machinist at Noble Machinery. He later moved on to Huth Tool and Machine where he remained until he retired in 1987. Because of his training, he was a wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of topics. He could build or fix anything related to carpentry and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family and friends.
Charles married the love of his life, Anne Marcelle Lyons on January 5, 1959. She preceded him in death. They were married 58 years and together, they enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling extensively throughout the US.
Charles, an avid bowler, was a member of the Strokers Bowling Team, participated in a traveling league, and took part in many tournaments throughout the Midwest. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias Strotarian Lodge where he held various leadership positions. In addition, he was president of the Con Brio Choral Society during the late 1950s.
Charles initially joined a Lutheran church at an early age. As anadult, he became a member of Union Baptist Church where he participated the choir. Later in his life he transitioned back to his roots and became affiliated with Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Charles had one daughter, Devon Floyd, who also preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory a dedicated family including his granddaughter, Crystal (Reginald, Jr.) Spraggins; three grandsons, Kevin R. (Gail) Bracy, Sr., Shawn Floyd, and Andre Floyd; great-grandson Kevin R. Bracy, Jr.; special nieceand nephews Linda Edmonds Stanley, Robert F. Lyons, Sr., and Gary Z. Stanley along with a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.