Mr. Dock French, Jr.

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Mr. Dock French, Jr. age 81 of Smithville, GA died on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at Friendship Baptist Church in Americus, GA. Mr. French will lie in repose at the church from 11:00 AM to Noon.


Mr. Dock French Jr. affectionately known as (Junior) was born on September 15, 1930 in Lee County to the late Dock French Sr. and Bobbie French Brown. He is the sixth of six siblings that all preceded him in death, Four sisters: Birdell Anderson, Sadie Thomas, Bessie Cokin, and Flossie Thomas, one brother Ruben French Sr. Dock was educated at MacAfee Baptist Church in Lee County. In January 1953, he was united in holy Matrimony to Mary Cutts French, God blessed them with Eight Children; three Sons and Five daughters, two Sons preceded him in death, Andrew French Sr. and Ulysses Daniels.


On August 25, 2011 Dock gave his life to Christ and accepted him as his personal Savior. He joined Jerusalem Grove Missionary Baptist Church during their Annual Revival, under the leadership of Pastor Charles Carr, and Dr. Timothy French, the guest Speaker.


Dock was a farmer for many years at the McCray farm Smithville, GA he later worked for Reeves Construction Company for 40 years where he retired. After his retirement he started working at Smithville Pecan Company for Mr. Lee Cook. He loved his job. He was well known and respected throughout the Community; many people were drawn to him because of his great sense of humor, and personality. He never met a stranger. Whenever you didn’t see him sitting around downtown he was somewhere fishing with Willie, and Boo or just hanging out with his road dog Sam Sneed. He loved life, having a good time Barbecuingand sitting around a fire with his family and friends, especially his nephews whom he loved dearly, Willie French, Charlie Barner, Vincent Dismuke, Dewayne Thomas, Charlie & Cletus Thomas, Willie Edward, Kent, Lamonte and many others.


On Friday, October 7, 2011 God called his Courageous Soldier home. Those left to rejoice and celebrate his life are his six children: Doc French III (Barbara) Macon, GA, Gussie (Willie) Whitaker, Glenda French, Aldean French, Mary V Adkins all of Albany, GA, Clara French Thomas, Smithville, GA; a devoted friend Ms. Irene Tolbert Albany, GA; A very sweet and devoted Caregiver, his niece Doris (William) Angry Smithville, GA; twenty four grandchildren, twenty six great-grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren; seven brother in laws: Douglas Cutts, Clifford Cutts, Smithville, GA, Willie Green (Martha) Cutts, Calvin Cutts, Desoto, GA, Johnny (Gloria) Cutts Albany, GA, Walker Lee Wright, Miami FL, Solomon Mack, Boynton, Beach FL; five sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Cutts, Albany GA, Evelyn (Jerry) Iverson Montgomery AL, Addie Cutts, Desoto GA, Rosie Godbee (Willie) Miami, FL and Vera Rivers Smithville GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.





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