December 16, 1979 - February 27, 2014
James Travis French, age 34 of Independence, KY passed away on February 27, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood, KY. Travis was a member of St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mill, KY. He was the Owner/Operator of Mainstay and Jerzees Pub, a member of the TKE Fraternity, active in Coaching Youth Sports, avid U.K. fan and enjoyed Hunting, Fishing and spending time with his Wife and Children. Travis is survived by his Loving Wife: Jillian Stewart French; Daughter: Harper French; Sons: Tate Schroeder and Caleb French; Parents: Robert (Janet) French and Rhonda (John) Rhodes; Sisters: Larissa Pirro, Nikki Ballinger, Caitlin Rhodes and Keeley Rhodes; Brothers: Todd (Sonya) French, Tyler Durham and Grant Compton; Paternal Grandmother: Nancy Nottingham; Maternal Grandfather: Jim Crigler; Maternal Step-Grandmother: Euphrasia Kamber; In-Laws: Robert & Susan Stewart; Sisters-in -Law: Jennifer (Brad) Gastright and Jessica (Tyler) Schoborg; Brother-in-Law: Jason (Carol) Stewart; Also surviving are Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. The Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 11 AM until Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM at St. Partrick Church 3250 Mills Road Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Interment in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials to: Travis French Family Education Fund C/O any US Bank. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be expressed at: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.
I am so very sorry for your loss. At this difficult time please remember the Bible’s promise at Acts 24:15, “There is going to be a resurrection.” May the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your trials. – 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Rhonda, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family furing this difficult time.
Barbara Jett, SMAA Past President
My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
SMA Alliance Past President
My heart and prayers go out to the French family. I knew Travis when he was a student at NKU. Travis was one of a kind always had a smile. I was so sad to hear the news.
I only new Travis during college at NKU, I considered him as a friend and a leader. I remember my freshman year in 1999 he would ask me how I was doing and if i needed help with anything.
It was a very sad day when I heard of his passing and held my son tight. I hope my son grows to do right by others as Travis did for his own father.
Rhonda we are so sorry for you and his precious wife and children. Lifting you all up in prayer. Praying for His comfort and peace for all of you! Our love, Bruce & Charlotte Burton
May the Lord wrap you in his arms and give you peace and strength as you celebrate the life of Travis,
Travis was one of the kindest individuals I ever met. While we didn’t associate in the same social circles, or were involved with same campus groups while at NKU, he always interacted with me like the opposite was true. A overwhelmingly positive individual that seemed as if nothing could ever bring him down. I always enjoyed interacting with him and listening to his stories.. Keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
How very hard it has to be to lose someone so young. Please accept our condolences to you and your family for this great loss.
Dr. Beau and Ebba Dunn (SMA Alliance Past President)
So very sorry for the loss of your dear son.
Tennessee Medical Association Alliance Past President and SMAA member.
Rhonda and family; I can’t begin to imagine what you have been through…..know that your family and friends here in Meade County are thinking of you and praying for the peace that our Almighty Father alone can grant. God bless you all, now and in the days to come.
Cindi (Diane Brown Ramsey’s sis)
Jill & Family: Our sincere heartfelt condolences to you, your children and all of Travis’ family. We cannot express how saddened we are by this sudden loss for his family and so many people who loved him. Travis is one of those people who brought a smile and goodness wherever he went. He will be greatly missed to all of us who he touched. I pray that you and your children are given God’s strength to endure the pain you will feel as you go through your grieving. Please know that you are in our prayers daily. God bless you and the children.
Our respectful condolences,
Joyce Gamm & Ray Ridder
My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the French family, thanks for being a good friend, I’ll miss the good times we shared and the friendly smile you gave to everyone you met, until we meet again, God bless you brother
I met Travis in the fall of 1999. He was one of the the most incredible and charismatic people I have ever met. Travis always had a smile and handshake – no matter how much time had passed. I wish you comfort in this sad time.
To Jill and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Hoping and praying for you at this time, that you will get through this day by day. Sincerely, Anne Hewling (Cindy Neff’s mom and friends with your mom and dad.
Hello French family
I am truly sorry for your loss.
May god bless your family through this trying time.
My Condolences goes out to you and your family
god bless Jeff Scott
I am sorry to hear about your loss Jill, my prayers are with you & your family.
Just wanted to say that I’m praying for your family. Travis was a great man. Always a smile on his face when I’d go to Mainstay or Jerzees.
Travis touched the hearts of more people than anyone will ever know. He had an infectious smile and treated every person as if they were his best friend. His spirit will continue to live on through everyone he inspired and loved him.
Jill, We love you and the children and will always keep you in our hearts and prayers. Travis touched all of us by sharing his life and love. FB has never had so many folks sharing prayer and pictures of a loved one…what a tribute to our Travis. If you ever need us, please let us know.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
I’m so sorry for the loss of Travis. He was such a wonderful person. He brought so much joy to the people he encountered and I was truly blessed to have known him. I roomed with Travis our second semester at NKU. He was a great guy to live with and I feel fortunate to have made such a good friend. I will always cherish the great memories we shared and I hope you all find peace in this troubling time. May God bless his soul and all your hearts.
Our family is so sad to hear about Travis. Such a wonderful guy. He coached our daughter Stefanie’s basketball team in grade school and they all loved him. He was so motivating and taught them all so much. He will be deeply missed. Our prayers will be with your whole family that you are comforted by your family and friends to help get you through this sorrow.
Travis always had a smile and a warm greeting when he saw you. Style and Class the list goes on and on of the traits that describe Travis and how he carried himself. May God watch over the French family in their time of loss.
Jill, Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We will be glad to help with anything you need. Love to all.
I am truly sorry for your loss. Travis was an amazing person and I’m happy to just have known him. I will help any way that I can and will be praying like crazy for you and your beautiful children.
Jill – I am so so so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and the kids.I am at a loss for words. I am just so sorry. xoxo