Michael Cecil “Mickey” French, 79 of Bay, died at his home, Saturday, June 22, 2019, after a short illness. He was born August 1, 1939 in Sikeston, Missouri to Cecil Hatcher and Strawdie (Engram) French. Mickey graduated from Mena High School in 1957 and worked some for his father who ran French’s Variety Store and The Lucky Dollar. For many years Mickey worked as a manager at retail stores including, TG&Y and Fred’s before working in sales for Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home for the last 30 years. Mickey was never inspired to retire and thought it was a terrible idea and probably still does. Mickey was a committed Razorback football fan who treasured every win and may have suffered numerous undiagnosed heart attacks when the Razorbacks were robbed of just victories by bad calls.
Mickey loved his family and is survived by his wife of 16 years, Fatina French; eight children and step children, Cecillia Michelle Cole, Joe Robbins, Michael W. French, Dana Lipps, Melynda Williams, Kimberly Robbins, Micah Cecil French and Mia Duff. Blessed with seventeen grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great grandchildren. Mickey and Fatina shared their home in Bay with his three favorite kids, Gabbie, Tabbie and Hossy.
Visitation will be Friday, June 28, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Roller Farmers Union Funeral Home.
Burial will be at a later date at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway.