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 Elmer R. Finch

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Elmer R. Finch

Birth
Death
17 Feb 2010 (aged 92)
Burial
Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
48292175 View Source

Elmer R. "Bud" Finch, 92, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Messiah's House, 514 S.W. Eighth Ave., with Rick Trafton officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel, 5400 S. Bell St.

Mr. Finch was born Sept. 25, 1917, to Clarence and Della Finch in Miami, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1942, serving with the 381st Battalion, Co. B, 96th Division in the South Pacific on Leyte Island and Okinawa.

Bud was a double Purple Heart recipient. He returned from the war in January 1946. He retired from Civil Service in 1971, and retired again in 1986 from Sakowitz Co.

He met and married Frances on May 8, 1949, in Shamrock. Bud and Frances have lived in Amarillo and Houston and returned to Amarillo in 1987.

Bud loved working with wood and made many memorable pieces of furniture for his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Clarine Hill, on Aug. 30, 2005; and his parents, in 1971 and 1981.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Finch; two sons, Fred and wife Dorothy of Houston and Jim and wife Gail of Hartley; a daughter, Jane Ann Cornelius and husband Alan of Amarillo; two sisters, Francis Block of Hereford and Betty Woods of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517; or American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leave online condolences at www.griggsschoolergordon.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 18, 2010

Elmer R. "Bud" Finch, 92, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Messiah's House, 514 S.W. Eighth Ave., with Rick Trafton officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Pioneer Chapel, 5400 S. Bell St.

Mr. Finch was born Sept. 25, 1917, to Clarence and Della Finch in Miami, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1942, serving with the 381st Battalion, Co. B, 96th Division in the South Pacific on Leyte Island and Okinawa.

Bud was a double Purple Heart recipient. He returned from the war in January 1946. He retired from Civil Service in 1971, and retired again in 1986 from Sakowitz Co.

He met and married Frances on May 8, 1949, in Shamrock. Bud and Frances have lived in Amarillo and Houston and returned to Amarillo in 1987.

Bud loved working with wood and made many memorable pieces of furniture for his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Clarine Hill, on Aug. 30, 2005; and his parents, in 1971 and 1981.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Finch; two sons, Fred and wife Dorothy of Houston and Jim and wife Gail of Hartley; a daughter, Jane Ann Cornelius and husband Alan of Amarillo; two sisters, Francis Block of Hereford and Betty Woods of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517; or American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leave online condolences at www.griggsschoolergordon.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 18, 2010


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