Obituaries

Michael French

Michael M. French, 77, of Arkadelphia went to be with his Lord and Savior, October 14, 2022. He was born February 8, 1945, in Clarendon.

Mike started his career at Orbit Valve Company in 1965 and became one of the first numerical control programmers, ending his career as a respected manufacturing engineer at Danfoss Scroll Technologies in Arkadelphia. He was known for his ability to repair and restore antique automobiles. He beamed with joy driving his 1939 black, two-door Ford Coupe down Race Street in Searcy or his 1955 black Chevrolet pickup truck down Pine Street in Arkadelphia. Mike also relished road trips throughout Arkansas on his Gold Wing motorcycle. He enjoyed working with his hands, whether it be mechanical or construction. Mike oversaw and helped build his beautiful home. Above all his possessions and accomplishments, Mike loved his family the most.

He was a member of DeGray Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon.

Mike is survived by his wife, Patrica White French; daughter, Melissa D. French (a Daddy’s Girl); three grandchildren, Sydney Hoffmans, Seth Hoffmans, and Matthew C. French; and two brothers, Glenn Paul French (Karen) and Jack E. French (Joyce).

He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Angela French Hoffmans (David); and parents Glen W. French and Helen May French.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Gideons International.

A private service to be held at a later date.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.weclhfh.net to sign the guest book.

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