Joseph R. French

Born: Sat., Mar. 8, 1952
Died: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

No services to be held

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Joseph R. French, 65, of Cherokee passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.  

Joseph was born in Cherokee on March 8, 1952 to the late Joseph Smith and Winifred French.

Joseph was an outdoors man.  He loved Ginsenging, Fishing, Gardening, and Pow Wow's.  He was a craftsman and southern singer.

He is survived by four brothers, Michael J. Shell, Elliott Clark Shell, Meroney George Shell, and Perry McKinley Shell; two sisters, Viola Yvonne Garnett and Dolores Lynnette Shell; also surviving are the French Boys.

Per Josephs request there will be no services held.

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   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find a measure of comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your grief! Our heavenly father promises to be a source of peace to you during times of distress. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May your warm memories of Joseph keep you until the day when you are reunited. (John 5:28, 29) As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. For further encouragement please go to

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