Malcolm Gwyn Finley Sr. Malcolm Finley Sr., 88, owner and operator of Finley's Service Center since 1971, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, after a brief illness. He was born on April 5, 1924, on Old Scottsville Road, a son of the late William and Melissa Finley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Baber Finley; his brothers, Bill, Allen and John Finley; and his sisters, Sue Crain and Annie Winkler. He is survived by his children, Joyce Lilly and her husband, Richard, of Charlottesville, Mark Finley and his wife, Terry, of Palmyra, Bonnie Carter and her husband, Tom, of North Garden; four grandchildren, Sheri Lilly of Charlottesville, Rick Lilly and his wife, Hannah, of Winchester, Tommy Carter, and Keera Finley; five great- grandchildren, Casey Smith, Miriah Smith, Lauren Smith, Whitner and Ada Lilly; a brother, Bob Finley and his wife, Cynthia; sisters, Hannah Cullen and her husband, Ben, Dorothy Wilson and her husband, Jack; sisters-in-law, Mae Finley and Ruth Finley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He served proudly in World War II. He was able to speak of his service experiences and duties to students and other service people. During the 50th anniversary, Malcolm was invited back to the city of Boise France where there is a monument acknowledging he and his squadron for their kindness and helpfulness during and after the war. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 74. He was a former member of Jefferson Park Baptist Church and founding member of the former Lambs Road Baptist Church. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Monticello Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to thank his caregivers and Dr. Gregory Doull and Hospice of the Piedmont. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid Mission, 1201 SW 5th Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902, Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.