Rondell Freeman French Jr., age 62 of Brown County passed away all too soon on Saturday evening, July 28, 2018 at his cabin he built and loved.
Ron was born September 2, 1955 in Beech Grove to his parents, the late Rondell Freeman and Mary Gladys (Ryan) French Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Tina L. (Oden) French, whom he married on September 22, 2005 in St. Lucia Island. Ron is also survived by his step daughter, Holly (Paul) Brooks-Smith; siblings, Connie (Walter) Diaz, Mona (Bill) Fortner, Sherrie (Ron) Bell, Lavonne (Steve) Jones and Rachele (Mike) Suddarth; and several nieces and nephews.
Ron was a 1974 graduate of Brown County High School where he participated in wrestling and was known as “Frenchy” to most of his friends. After moving to Santa Barbara, CA, he became a Forest Service Firefighter (Hot Shot) for about 8 years. Upon returning to Indiana, Ron joined the Carpenters Union and held various construction jobs around Indianapolis. He later returned to Brown County and purchased Whites Tree Service which he operated for many years. Ron and his wife, Tina, are the current owners of Frenchy’s Pub in Morgantown.
Frenchy was an avid softball player and Harley Davidson owner. He, along with friends and family, organized and supported many charitable causes at his pub including the Melaina’s Ride for Down Syndrome, Cody’s Ride for Organ Donation, French’s Pub Christmas Fund for Helmsburg Elementary School Children, and French’s Pub Christmas Fund to support active military service members. Frenchy and close friends also organized the Outsiders Motorcycle Charity Riders where he served as Vice President.
Ron’s love of family, friends, helping out those in need in Brown County and simply always having a good time will be remembered by many. Unfortunately, he was also known as a huge fan of Tom Brady, which will be embedded in many of our memories.
A Remembrance Gathering in honor of Frenchy will be held on Wednesday, August 1st from 4 to 8 p.m. at Meredith- Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Frenchy to “Cody’s Ride for Organ Donation” in care of, Meredith Funeral Home, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the French family at
Information: (812) 597-4670