AMerican Veteran 11

James Houston Finch

June 5, 1929 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

James Finch Obituary

Mr. James Houston Finch, of Fayetteville, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 09, 2024 at the age of 94.

James was born in Wausau, Florida on June 05, 1929 to the late Arthur Finch and Essie Griffin Finch.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Byrd Finch; brothers, Junior Finch, McArthur Finch, and Kenneth Finch; sisters, Verdell McClendon, and Irene Slay; son, James H. Finch II; and granddaughter, Kimberly Finch. 

He served as Deacon and Elder many years at Galatia Presbyterian Church. James was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran and retired as a Sergeant First Class from the U.S Army. He served as a Civil Service employee for 20 years until his retirement.

James enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his three daughters, Deborah Philligin, Diane Taylor, and Gale Finch; grandchildren, Penny Philligin, Jennifer Philligin, Nathan Taylor, Brian Taylor, James H. Finch III, Justin T. Finch, and Adam Schneider; great grandchildren, Jordan Philligin, Simone Philligin, Dylan Philligin, Phillip Jones, Cassidy Taylor, Nolan Taylor, Max Taylor, Aiden Taylor, Austin Taylor, Gavin Taylor, Logan Taylor, and Henry Taylor; and  one great-great grandchild, Paisley Philligin; siblings, Robert Finch, Elouise Bryant, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 2-3 p.m. in the Galatia Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.

A service will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Herman Autry officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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March 13, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Galatia Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (Fayetteville, NC)

Funeral Service
March 13, 2024

3:00 PM
Galatia Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall, Galatia Church Road, Fayetteville)

Interment following funeral service
March 13, 2024

Galatia Presbyterian Church Cemetery


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