Joe Boyd French, 73

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Joe Boyd French, 73, of Broughtontown and formerly of Simpsonville, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1948 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky to the late Robert and Pearl French. Joe spent his working years at Ford Motor Company’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and retired after 30 years to farm back in Lincoln County on the farm where he was raised.
Joe was a member of the First Church of Jesus Christ in Sand Springs, Kentucky where he served as guitarist and shared the Holy word on Saturday nights. Joe was a great friend to many in his community and held the role of director over the Broughtontown Community Center for many years.
Joe loved people, loved to joke around, always looked for ways to help those that needed it, and was a great neighbor. He helped so many people through the dedication of his time and good will, and was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him and his infectious laugh.
In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce French and Gladys Bryant; two brothers, Russell and Johnie French; two brothers-in-law, Pete Bryant and Dennis Taylor; and a sister-in-law, Connie French.
Joe is survived by three brothers, Burgess French (Andrea), Paul French, Harold French (Freida); two sisters, Zelma Taylor and Lois French; one sister-in-law, Phyllis French; his chosen son, Dustin Brummett; thirteen nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
A Drive Thru Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at McKnight Funeral Home. A Private funeral service will be held for family only but will be livestreamed on McKnight Funeral Home Facebook Page at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 with Bro. Wendell Martin and Bro. Robert Stutzman. Pallbearers will be Dustin Brummett, Ricky French, Rodney Terry, Mike French, David Taylor, and Tiffany French. Memorial Contributions can be made to the First Church of Jesus Christ c/o Wendell Martin at 3124 Three Links Road, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky 40456 or to the Broughtontown Community Center at 1470 Harness Ridge Road Crab Orchard, Ky 40419