Obituary – Eddie French 7/20/2022
July 20, 2022, Eddie French, our beloved Husband, Dad, Pop, woke up in Heaven. He loved us, we loved him.
Eddie was born on June 14, 1949 in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. His love of golf began there as a young boy just looking for a way to earn money for Dr Peppers and Saturday matinees. His golf and sales career began at Cedar Crest Golf Course. First shagging golf balls as he walked past the golf course and selling them back to golfers at a “reduced price” on his way to the Saturday matinee. Soon he became known as “The Kid” and was offered his first real job selling drinks on the golf course. Once old enough, The Kid was given his dream job of working in the golf shop. This is where he became a “golfer” and a “salesman”.
He attended Adamson H.S. where he lettered in basketball and golf; made many life-long friends; and most importantly met Nancy Burgess. He and Nancy married in 1969. A year later he was working as an assistant golf pro at Lakewood CC. He went on to become the head golf pro at Baytown CC and Corsicana CC. Continuing his golf career as a manufacturer sales rep and sales manager, he received multiple awards and made many close and life-long friends. It has been said that Eddie French was “the best” shoe salesman in the golf industry.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Betty Turley; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas & Nan Burgess; his brothers-in-law, Tommy Burgess & Kenny Harwell. Eddie is survived by his wife, Nancy French of Frisco; his sons and daughters-in-law, Eric & Cindy French of Trinity, FL; John & Madison French of Frisco; 6 grandchildren: Ashley, Allison, Greyson & Jackson French; Keegan & Kalli Frasier. Eddie is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert & Kaylin Burgess of Carrollton; his sister-in-law, Loyce Harwell of Rowlett; 3 nieces, 4 nephews; other extended family; and his very dear friends.
We thank Eddie’s nurse, Caroline, and his aide, Tiggy, from Faith Presbyterian Hospice for the wonderful care they gave him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (theaftd.org) or Stonebriar Community Church (www.stonebriar.org).
Saturday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m.
Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco, TX 75034
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