Michael Lynn French
August 16, 1962  -  August 7, 2017

Michael Lynn French

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Family and Friends Gathering
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, August 11, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
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Funeral Service
Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord
1603 N Grandview Ave.
Odessa, TX  79761
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 am
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Michael Lynn French, 54, of Odessa, TX passed away on August 7, 2017. He was born in Odessa, TX on August 16, 1962 to Lee French and Shirley White French.

Mike was a successful businessman in the area. He always welcomed customers with a snack and a coke. He was a hard-working man, and always put his family first. He enjoyed going on family lake trips, riding motorcycles, working with his hands, going to car races and refereeing football. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He never met a stranger and was always looking to make those around him happy or lend a helping hand. He never judged anyone based on their past, present, or future and taught his family to do the same. He was proud of his children, and always supported them through their life.

Mike made many friends in the world of football. He was very passionate about the sport and loved getting to be on the field officiating. He made good calls and bad calls, but he always kept his love for the game.

Mike is preceded in death by his father, Lee French and his mother, Shirley White French.

Mike is survived by two children, Jason French of Odessa and his wife Amber, and KaLee French of Canyon; and two step children, Justin Heard of Odessa and Braden Heard of Houston: two sisters, Stephanie Rivera and her husband Eddy of Odessa, and Coni Ulibarri and her husband Gene of California: four grandchildren, Trenton, Harlee, Gavin and Lyric. Mike loved and cherished many friends throughout the years and will be missed by all.

The family will receive visitors at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00.

Services will be held at The Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.


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  1. Ronda French
    , TX

    My heart is so broken on losing my husband and friend! I love you very much my love! Rest In Peace .

  2. Mike Randel
    Hockley, TX

    Been thinking about all the past years. There has been many good times in the past. Rest in pease we all will seeing you there in time!

  3. Leigh Ann Maccanelli
    Midland, TX

    Prayers for strength and comfort to Mike's family. Rest In Peace Mike. You'll be greatly missed by all.

  4. Trevis and Darnell jones
    Odessa, TX

    We love you Mike RIP my friend until we meet gain

  5. Evelyn Kilgallon (Scorgie)
    Ada, OH

    I was very saddened to hear the news of Mike's passing. Our families have always been very close and he was always so kind to everyone around him. I send my deepest condolences to his family and keep them in my thoughts.

  6. Vicki Wilkerson
    Odessa, TX

    I am so sorry for your family's loss. I had only know Mike for a few months, but in that short time we had become good friends. I will miss seeing him walk in my office door!! May God Bless you and Kept you all in His Love!!

  7. Judy Thomason
    Kyle, TX

    RIP Mike! 🙏🏻 So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. 😢


    From my to yours, our condolences to the French family.

  9. Julie Bridges
    Odessa, TX

    Mike, you will be greatly missed. You will always be a great friend. Your memory and legacy will live on. Love you dude

  10. Russell Livingston
    Midland, TX

    Mike was my friend. Hard telling how many Friday nights we were together. He always brought a snack and ended the evening by telling us that He loved us. Miss you already.

  11. June Collerd
    Odessa, TX

    Mike was one of the most caring friends I ever had and I will forever be missing him.

    Philippians 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you (Mike)

  12. Oswald scorgie and family
    Port st lucie, FL

    God bless the hall family.mike rest in peace.we love you all.

  13. Johnny & Lynn Floyd
    Odessa, TX

    We are so very sorry for this shocking sudden loss. Praying for everyone...

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).
    Lean on God, and allow Him to continue the process of healing your broken heart.

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