Newton W. “Mike” French Jr.
Newton Wood “Mike” French Jr., 89, of Hartfield, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Mr. French was a veteran of WW II and a Bronze Star recipient. He was employed by Revere Gas and retired from the Chesapeake Corporation in West Point. He was a member of Lower United Methodist Church.
Mr. French was predeceased by his beloved wife, Laura Weston French; his parents, Newton Wood and Elsie Hurley French; his sisters, Nellie, Mary, Myrtle, Pauline, and Sarah; and brothers, Eugene, Wiloughby and Henry.
He is survived by his daughters, Constance Richardson (Sonny), Patricia Kuchyt (Wally), and Suzanne Lewis (Steve); sisters, Agnes Kahn and Virginia Hudgins; grandchildren, Laura Waite, Matthew Richardson, Katherine Riddle, and Patrick Kuchyt: and great-grandchildren, Charlotte Waite and Molly Riddle.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Lower United Methodist Church, Hartfield. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 205, Hartfield VA. 23071; or to the Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98 Deltaville, VA 23043. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Saluda.