Barry Richard Finley

Born: Sun., Jun. 15, 1947
Died: Wed., Sep. 7, 2016

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Location: Covenant Bible Church


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Location: Covenant Bible Church

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Barry Richard Finley, 69 of Hwy 182, Lincolnton, NC passed away September 7, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born June 15, 1947 in McDowell County to the late James Lloyd and Madge Alberta White Finley.   He retired from many years in the automotive industry.  

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, James (Jimmy) Arthur Finley.

Mr. Finley is survived by his wife, Melba Cooper Finley of the home, and three sons, Richard Von Finley and wife Misty of Lincolnton, Ronnie Leon Finley and wife Renee of Ladson, SC and Mark Dwayne Finley and wife Brandy of Grand Junction, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Zachary Finley, Josh Finley, Skylar Finley, Autumn Finley, twins; Trinity and Gavin Finley and Hunter Finley; four step-grandchildren, Logan Leonard, Tori Payne, Colton Leonard and Mason Leonard; one sister, Virginia Finley of Claremont and one brother, Robert (Bobby) Finley of Catawba.

The funeral service will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Covenant Bible Church 2168 Gastonia Hwy., Lincolnton, NC. The receiving of friends and family will follow at 3:00pm.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Finley family.


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   Posted Mon September 12, 2016
I remember chatting with Barry numerous times on a fairly local Amateur radio repeater in my early days on Amateur Radio in the mid-late 1980's. I finally met him and Melba at the Shelby Hamfest one year, and always thought the world of both of them. Barry was a character! Melba, you'll see Barry again when the time comes, never more to part.

joyce Chapman
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
I am sorry about Barry. I met him a few times when I was with Jimmy his brother. Jimmy and I were friends for over 35 years. Still miss him. I will be praying for your whole family.

In Christ Jesus name,
Joyce Chapman

Scott Nanney
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Scott KI4LLG

I talked with Barry many times on amateur radio and he was very helpful in teaching me the hobby. In addition, I enjoyed the conversations and his humor. I looked forward to meeting him. I even looked for him at the Shelby Hamfest one year when I heard on the radio that he was arriving. But I never got the opportunity to meet him. My condolences to Melba and family. Rest in peace AG4I.

Dave Calloway Jr K4CNR
   Posted Wed October 05, 2016
Rest in peace Barry you were one of my contacts on Amateur radio when I got my first callsign KM4GNX !

christine smith
   Posted Wed December 14, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. May you continue to be comforted by God, family and friends. (2 Cor. 1: 3&4)

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