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 Luther Clark “Shorty” Fincher

Luther Clark “Shorty” Fincher

Birth
Death 24 Mar 1958 (aged 58)
York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 98997090 · View Source
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Luther Clark "Shorty" Fincher was born in Iukia Mississippi. When one year old, the family moved to Anniston Alabama. He was one of 14 children born to Clark and Dillie Price Fincher.
He was the York County Western music entertainer with his wife, Alexandra "Sally" Fincher, died at the York Hospital.
The 58 year old singer and musician operated Valley View park at Hallam and was a disc jockey and salesman for radio station WGCB, Red Lion. He lived in North York.
Shorty came to York county in the 1940s and his large car with steer horns on the radiator, soon became a common sight. For a time had a music group called Shorty Fincher and His Prairie Friends. He was heard on WORK AND WNOW radio stations in his early years in York.
Surviving beside his Sally is son James M. Fincher. To a previous marriage to Anna Kling are three sons Fred, Howard and Donald and a daughter Nettie Fincher, his mother, Dillie Price Fincher. Also surviving six sisters, Ella Mae Rhodes, Grace Bell Haynes, Minnie Haynes, Ainis "Susie" Holiday, Zella Stone, and Lavada Haynes, and three brothers, Joseph, Hamilton "Rawhide" and Bonzy Fincher.
His sister Susie sang with him in his group. She married and left the group and Alexandra "Sally" auditioned to become his singer and in time his wife.
They bought a wooded area and cleaned it out to name in Valley View Park. Many top entertainers came to the area to play at the park. Hank Williams, Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Ken Maynard, Lash LaRue and the list goes on. After Shorty's passing, Sally ran the park and then their fiddler Clyde Fogel took over the park.


This information is from his obit in the York Dispatch and other info obtain from York Historical Society.



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  • Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
  • Added: 16 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98997090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Clark “Shorty” Fincher (9 Nov 1899–24 Mar 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98997090, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele (contributor 47477063) .