Major Robert Lee Finklin

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Major Robert Lee Finklin
CHARLOTTE HALL, MD - Major Robert Lee Finklin, age 87, formerly of Aiken, SC, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Hospital in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.
He was born in Gary, Indiana but spent the majority of his adult life in Lakewood and Howell, New Jersey. He proudly served his country as an infantry man in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Major was a minister at the AME Methodist Church in Lakewood for many years until moving to North Carolina after he retired from New Jersey Transit. Upon relocating to North Carolina, he became Associate Pastor at the Zion Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Maxton. His passions included teaching and studying the word of God, gardening and cooking. Major is predeceased by his parents Cleo Finklin Sanders and David Sanders Sr.
He is survived by his sisters, Emma Craig, Lakewood New Jersey, Ella Mims, North Augusta, South Carolina; daughters, Eyvonne Klink of Waldorf, Maryland, Michelle Finklin, Atlanta, Georgia, and Loretta Finklin-Pesina of Dallas, Texas; sons, Major R L Finklin Jr., Lakewood, New Jersey, and Michael Finklin, Savannah, Georgia; grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Galilee Baptist Church in Beech Island, South Carolina (Viewing 12-1PM). Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be expressed by calling his daughters, Eyvonne Klink @ 813 403 9647 and Michele Finklin @ 678 485 4451 or JACKSON-BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, 606 N. Main St, New Ellenton, SC @ 803-649-6123 from 6-8 PM Friday.
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Aiken, SC 29801
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 17, 2015
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