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 Paul Elwood Findley

Paul Elwood Findley

Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Aug 1998 (aged 69)
Walcott, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Plot Y - 153
Memorial ID 648143 · View Source
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Walcott, Iowa -- Services for Paul E. Findley, of Walcott, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Mr. Findley died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at his home.

He worked for 35 years at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1985. After his retirement, he owned and operated Walcott Locksmith until 1992.

Mr. Findley was born June 3, 1929, to Harry and Bertha (Berry) Findley in Rock Island. He married Darlene Carey in December 1951. He married Geraldine Schmidt in November 1973 in Davenport.

He served in the Air Force from 1948 to 1950.

He was member of the Izaak Walton League, Giant Goose Conservation Workshop and NARFE. Mr. Findley enjoyed playing the guitar, bluegrass music, camping and fishing. He had umpired Little League baseball in earlier years and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Walcott Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Unit.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Joseph Findley Sr., Port Byron, Ill., Carey Findley, Lonoke, Ark., and Doyle Findley, East Moline; a stepson, Vernon Schmidt, Tipton; stepdaughters, Sandra Oepping, Wilton, and Susan Knapp, Marion; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, sisters, Betty Blake, Oklahoma, and Pauline, New Mexico; and brothers, Vernon Findley, East Moline, Art Findley, Florida, and Roy and Ernie Findley, both of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Findley, in 1992; a granddaughter, Salena, in 1989; two brothers and two sisters.
(Quad-City Times, Aug. 30, 1998)

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  • Maintained by: Paul Mack
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 648143
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Elwood Findley (3 Jun 1929–28 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 648143, citing Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Paul Mack (contributor 47145486) .