1938 Franklin 2017

Franklin Finch

July 30, 1938 — January 25, 2017

WILSON - Franklin Delenor "Dock" Finch, 78, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral, Sunday, 2:00 PM, Wilson Memorial Service, conducted by Rev. Rex Edwards. Interment, Maplewood Cemetery. The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service, Saturday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the home of Lynn and Dennis Gurgone.

Dock spent his life completely devoted to his family never once refusing to come when summoned. He worked 25 years at Bridgestone-Firestone, but the work he loved most was cutting grass. He touched many lives from the seat of his mower. Meeting you once was all it took and you were a friend from that point forward. The positive impact he made on those who will miss him the most cannot be measured. He will truly be missed.

He was the son of the late Henry Van and Alma Owens Finch of Wilson. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Linda Newcomb Finch who died in 2009; and brothers, Bud and Jack Finch.

Loving memories are cherished by his wife, Ann Summerlin Finch; a daughter, Lynn Gurgone (Dennis) of Wilson; sons, Art Finch (Lori) of Wilson and Greg Finch (April) of Nashville; grandchildren, Brittney McGhee (Jeff), Cody Finch (Alyse), Jacob Gurgone (Brittney), Seth Gurgone and Makayla Finch; great-granddaughter, Pyper Dean Finch; sisters, Laura Hill of Virginia, Jean Webb of Wilson and Diane Amerson of Stantonsburg; brothers, Douglas Finch of Wilson, Charlie Finch of Bailey, Kent Finch of Middlesex, Bobby Finch and Jerry Finch of Eureka; a host of extended family and friends.

Memorials are suggested to SECU Hospice House, 1970 Baldwin Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.


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