Johnny F Finch

Born: Sun., May 2, 1943
Died: Thu., Apr. 9, 2015


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 11, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel


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Johnny Frank Finch

Johnny Frank Finch, age 71, of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA.  A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born May 2, 1943 to the late Glenn Boswell “Pete” Finch and Lillie Belle Jennings Finch.  Johnny graduated from Greensboro High School in the class of 1963.  On January 31, 1965 he married the former Carol Batson of Greensboro, GA and most recently they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.  He served his country in the Army National Guard for six years. After twenty-four years of service, Johnny retired on August 1, 2004 as the shredder operator from Alcan Aluminum which began as Keystone.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro.  For forty-three years, he served his community as a volunteer fireman with the Greensboro Fire Department.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing and working in his yard.  Johnny was a very loving husband, father, friend and coworker and everyone will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Evelyn Dunn and Jean King; and brother Glenn Finch.  Survivors include his wife Carol Finch, daughter, Christi; and sons, Darien (Paula), Paul (Samantha), Pete (Tracy) and Matthew (Andrea); sister, Connie Tatman; and brother, Ronnie Finch; nine grandchildren, Ethan, Kaely, Morgan, Tyler, Corey, Grace, Jackson, Harrison and Caroline Finch; a number of nieces, nephews along with many extended relatives and many friends.
 
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Bruce Lovin officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Serving as pallbearers are Herman Thomas, Bobby Duvall, Jeff Smith, Joe Bashore, Mac Manley and William Myers.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Greensboro Fire Department.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at McCommons Funeral Home.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Bldg. Fund, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
My heart hurts knowing how much you all will miss Uncle Johnny. He was a devoted, dedicated, caring father and husband. I love you all and will pray for God's peace and comfort to fill your hearts right now. I am so sorry that he was taken away from us so soon. Sending you prayers, love, and hugs----Kay

Bill,Susan Virginia amd Donald
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
He was a fine man, and will be missed.

Janet Stapleton
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Carol and family, I am so saddened by your loss. Johnny was the sweetest man. Just know that you all are in my prayers.

Lester Bryan
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Sorry to hear about Johnny's death. I remember him as being a good guy in high school and working with him delivering the Sunday AJC. Prayers for the family.

Lester and Pat Bryan
Lawrenceville

Jeni & Mike Norris
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Jeff and Becky Cronic
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Please know that we are thinking of all of you during this time of sadness. May God bless you all during this difficult and at the same time, joyous time. Jeff and Becky Cronic, Ali and Mason

Karen Caldwell Gaughan
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Dear Carol,

I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sending my love to you and your family.

Karen Caldwell

David Hallman
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol, Darien and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So hard to believe that Johnny is gone. Many good times at Alcan. A good man and a great person and he will be missed by all.

David & Jan Hallman, Josh and Robert

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and family,

Our deepest sympathy to each of you. Johnny was blessed with a great family. He will be sadly missed by his devoted loved ones and friends. May the warm and happy cherished memories be of help at this sad time.You are in our thoughts and prayers.




Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I know that there is a hole in your hearts that no one can fill, but their are also great memories that no one can steal.
Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Love to you all,
Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Susan Elder
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Dear Carol and Family,

I'm thinking of you all at this sad time, and praying for God's peace in knowing that Johnny is healthy and breathing freely now. I wish I could be with you tonight at McCommons and tomorrow at the service.

Susan

Jane Cobb
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Jane Cobb

Susan Dyar
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol, Am so sorry to hear about Johnny. You and your family are in my thoughts and I will continue to lift you up in prayer. Susan

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Dear Carol,Christie and boys,

I just want you to know I love all of you. My heart is broken at this time.
God Bless each and everyone of you.

Love,Betty

Laura Burden
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Ms. Carol, Christy and Boys Scott and I are sad to hear about Mr. Johnnie. He was a very special person. Our prayers go out to each and every one of you at this time. Love Ya'll!

Margaret Dyar Patrick
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. Johnny was such a good friend and father. He was very special to all of us. May the Lord comfort each one of you.
Margaret

Robert Dowdy and Annette
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and family were so sorry to hear about Johnny. You have our deepest sympathy and our prayers.

Glenn Goldstein
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Johnny's life speaks of family, community and country. He is definitely among those persons I will always remember from those wonderful days growing up in Greensboro. He was a really good guy. Thank God for Johnny Finch!

Bill Crawford
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss..I remember Johnny very well even though was only living there 2 and half years and have only been back for visits since..but Carol I remember you very well and send my condolences to you and the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Bill

Elaine Campbell Carpenter
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and Family: Janice and I were saddened to hear about Johnny. As children, we spent many days at his house. He was always a good guy and will be missed by so many people in Greensboro. Sending prayers and love to all of you. Elaine Campbell Carpenter and Janice Campbell, Eatonton, Georgia

Vivian Stewart Ledford
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian and Paige Hubbard
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Ms. Carol and family, Please know that you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God will give the strength, courage, faith, and comfort during this difficult time. Mr. Johnny was a great man and will be greatly missed by so many.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Brian and Paige(Arwood) Hubbard

Nancy Ellenberg Woods
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
No words can really help to ease the loss of Uncle Johnny. Please know that you are very close in my every thought and prayer. He was an amazing man who will be deeply missed. I have many wonderful memories of times spent at the Finch house. You each are precious to me and I am truly heartbroken for your loss. I love you very much and will continue to pray for God’s comfort to surround you.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Carol and Family:

We extend to each of you our thoughts and prayers during this time and in the weeks and months to come.

Judy Satterfield Nichols
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
Dear Carol and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers will be with you and the family in the coming days.

Jessica Boivin
   Posted Sat April 11, 2015
Finch Family, I was so sorry to hear about Mr.Finch keeping you all in my prayers.

Josh Copelan and family
   Posted Sat April 11, 2015
Pete, Matt and family.

So sorry for your loss. I have the upmost respect for your father as he help serve the people of the county for so many years. He was always a good man to be around and we are praying for you all during this time in your life.

PC and Lynn Webb
   Posted Sat April 11, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for the entire family.

Mary Jo Frankel
   Posted Sat April 11, 2015
Aunt Carol and family, I'm so sad to hear of Uncle Johnny's passing. The tribute video is beautiful and it's clear you and Johnny have a large and loving family. I'm sorry I can't be there today, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Though I haven't seen you in years, my memories of you all are very fond.

Rest in peace, Uncle Johnny.

Randy and Lisa Shuman
   Posted Sat April 11, 2015
We are so very sorry for your loss. We thought so much of Johnny. We will be praying for all of you in the days ahead.

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Mon April 13, 2015
Johnny was a thoughtful, generous, kind, brother-in-law and a wonderful, caring, uncle to our children. We loved him and he loved us! For the past five years, Maner and Johnny visited several times each week over the phone. There was much laughter and talk about "the good old times (then and now)". Johnny was an "easy- going", calm, soft hearted, Christian man. He loved family, good conversations, hard work, good food, and quiet rest in his chair in his peaceful home! He was content and thankful for "the simple, little things in life"!! We shall miss him.

Donna and Austin Wayne
   Posted Mon April 13, 2015
Carol, our prayers are with you at this special time for you and your entire family and friends. Johnny Frank was a great cousin and you became like family to us, too. Thank you for calling during your difficult time - I love you so much and wish I could be there with you. I am praying for God's comfort during this time and His guidance to help you in the coming years. I am sure Mother met him at the gates of Heaven with open arms, she passed two years ago on April 9th also. Know that we love you and are keeping you in our prayers constantly. May God hold you safe in His arms.

Theresa West
   Posted Tue April 14, 2015
Carol & family,
So sorry to hear about Johnny. He was a really good man & will be missed very much. Will be praying that the Lord will comfort you in this time of lose. God Bless. Jeannine

Debbie Walker
   Posted Wed April 29, 2015
Carol, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I did not know that he had passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember you talking about him, when we worked together. Know he will be missed. Take care of yourself.

Ron and Katherine Dodson
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
Extending our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Carol and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Knowing that he had a relationship with Jesus Christ gives you assurance that he is with Christ today.

Karen Batson Frischkorn
   Posted Sun May 31, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy to each of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.