BESSEMER CITY - Earl Edward Finley, 57, of 304 Mountain Meadows Drive, died May 14, 2013, at CaroMont Medical Center in Gastonia.
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Born on Oct. 3, 1955, in Ohio, he was the only son of the late Earl Edward Finley Sr. and Georgia Rose Finley. He had spent time in McDowell County but had lived in North Carolina for most of his life.
He was an avid golfer and was a loving and devoted grandfather.
Survivors include his long time companion: Gail King of the home; stepdaughters, Carmen Turner of Stanley, Catherine Lunsford of Granite Falls; three step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Sunday at the O'Darcy Mountain View Driving Range, 4064 Mountain view Street, Gastonia, 28056.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. Omar Burns officiating.
Burial will be at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va., where his family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family is accepting online condolences at www.cravens-shires.com.
The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, WV (Bluewell) is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 18, 2013