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Kody Dewayne French

June 20, 1985 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 38) 38 Years Old

Kody French Obituary

Kody Dewayne French, 38, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. He was born on June 20, 1985, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Richard Anthony French and Melissa Jan (Phipps) White.

Kody attended New Albany High School in Indiana as a member of the class of 2003. HIS faith was a foundational part of his life. He developed his love of music while working with the music ministry at Graceland Baptist Church in New Albany. He became an integral part of the music ministry. He took what he learned there and developed a successful career as an audio engineer. He traveled the world with various bands arranging the sound and video for their performances. He also worked as a DJ for events large and small. Music was truly his passion, and he loved his work. In his down time, Kody enjoyed keeping up with his favorite television programs.

Left to cherish Kody’s memory are his mother, Melissa White; brother, Andrew (Amanda); sisters, Kayti-Ann, Frances (Jenn) and Elizabeth; Aunt and Uncle Robyne and Dale Phipps; nephews, Gideon, Eli, Jamison and Finnley; cousins, Charlie (Amy) Jessyca, Emily, Lily, and Racheal; second cousins, Anna, Addi, Wyatt, Taytum, Paislee, Hadley, Isabelle, Brock, Brandon, Brent and Danielle, plus many other cousins and family that began as friendships!

Kody is preceded in death by his father, Richard (Rick) French; Granny, Phyllis Phipps, PawPaw, Bobby Phipps and wife Peggy; Aunt and Uncle, Carrie and Pete Phipps and cousins, Jason and John Phipps. 

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Memorial Service
December 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Commerce Funeral Home
1505 Washington Street
Commerce, TX 75428


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