Joseph R. French, 65, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.
Joseph was born in Cherokee on March 8, 1952 to the late Joseph Smith and Winifred French.
Joseph was an outdoors man. He loved Ginsenging, fishing, gardening, and Pow Wows. He was a craftsman and southern singer.
He is survived by four brothers, Michael J. Shell, Elliott Clark Shell, Meroney George Shell, and Perry McKinley Shell; two sisters, Viola Yvonne Garnett and Dolores Lynnette Shell; also surviving are the French Boys.
Per Joseph’s request, no services will be held.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the French family.