Samuel Claude French, Jr.

Mr. Samuel Claude French, Jr.

Nov 28, 1929 - May 01, 2020
Saint Albans, WV

Mr. Samuel Claude French, Jr.

Nov 28, 1929 - May 01, 2020
Saint Albans, WV


SAMUEL CLAUDE FRENCH, JR., 90, of St. Albans, WV died peacefully in his sleep at Hubbard Hospice Center on May 1, 2020. He lived every minute of his to the fullest.

Growing up in So. Charleston, Sam was an avid athlete playing several sports including High School basketball and baseball. After High School, he served in the Navy including the Korean War. He was a long-time member of the St. Albans Moose and in his spare time Sam spent as much time as he could with his family, playing golf at his beloved Big Bend Golf Course as well as watching his WVU Mountaineers on Saturdays. He was retired from Allied Controls.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel C. French, Sr. and Hope French, his brothers Tommy French, Bobby French and Billy French.

He is survived by his wife, Almalee French; his son Craig (Susie) French; daughter Robin French Becher (Larry) and son Scott (Annamarie) French; his brother, Joe French.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tiffany (George) Milligan, Stephen (Hattie) French, Corey Becher, Josh Becher, Logan French and Avery French. In addition there are 5 great grandchildren, Reagan Fields, Olivia French, Sadie French, Rowan French and Abel French.

Due to current issues with the Coronavirus, a celebration of his life will be planned for a future date and time.

In his memory, please consider donating to the Hubbard Hospice House West at 4605 MacCorkle Ave, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

You may send condolences to the family at:

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.


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1 responses to Samuel Claude French, Jr.

  1. Uncle Sammy will be deeply missed. I so loved his fun personality, humor and mischievous grin. I enjoyed how he always challenged my wit and am grateful for the time we had together. Sending love and warmth to the family.

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