Mr. Lewis Welborn Finley, age 69, of Wallace, NC died Sunday morning, January 20, 2019 at Vidant Duplin Hospital [Kenansville].
Born October 21, 1949 in [Greenwood] Greenwood County, SC, he was the son of the late Calvin Emmett and Clara Elsie Hammett Finley [of Ware Shoals, SC]. He was also predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Mary Elizabeth Pitt Finley.
Survivors include his devoted children, Kris'T Sloan and husband Ben of Wallace, Le An Rich and husband David of Greenville, SC and Jon Finley and girlfriend, Danielle of Wallace; grandchildren, Kaedon Sloan, Sophie Sloan and Griffin Rich and numerous extended family and friends.
[He graduated from Ware Shoals [SC] High School in 1968. [He received his Associate Degree from Piedmont Technical College and attended Lander College, Greenwood, SC.]
Lewis was a good husband and caring father who loved his family dearly. He had strong morals and convictions that he instilled in his children while they were young. Being a great storyteller, Lewis could capture your attention while telling his stories. Hard work and providing for his family were Lewis's hobbies. He took great pride in making sure his family was taken care of. He was also independent and traditional in his approach to life. He was 'Pop-Pop' to his grandchildren and a wise and smart 'Daddy' to his children. Lewis will surely be missed but treasured memories will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Lewis proudly served his country honorably in the US Navy and was a Vietnam War Veteran. [Served two tours on the USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier CVA 63 off the coast of Vietnam as an Aviation Machinist Mate/Spectrometer Operator and Evaluator.]
A graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Riverview Memorial Cemetery, Watha, NC.
Quinn-McGowan Funeral Home of Wallace, NC.
Anita Marie Savage, Register of Deeds, Duplin County, NC
CRITERIA - Last Name: Finley, Given Name: Lewis
Date: 01/20/2019 Surname: FINLEY Given: LEWIS WELBORN
Mother: CLARA ELSIE HAMMETT Father: CALVIN EMMETT FINLEY
Book: 84 Page: 597 Doc No: 301461 Place: RIVERVIEW CREMATORY ATKINSON NC
Mary Elizabeth Pitt Finley
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