Sydney Thomas French III

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NEW ALBANY — Sydney Thomas French III, 59, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at his home in New Albany. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Barry Male officiating. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he was a retired food service professional and had worked in Yosemite, New Orleans, Jackson and Oxford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sydney Thomas French Jr., and Norma Miller French.

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He is survived by his son, Gavin French of Nashville, Tennessee; sister Mary Elizabeth “Sissy” French of New Albany; brothers Miller French of Jackson, Bill French of New Albany, Cooper French of Atlanta, Georgia and Russell French of Birmingham, Alabama; and one grandson.