Russell L Finley departed his earthly flight home for his eternal flight home into the
gates of heaven January 11 2016.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, visitation 2;00 P.M. at Riverside Baptist
Church, burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors
Project, Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, Decatur Humane Society, Decatur Macon
County Animal Control Shelter (no kill).
Russ was born in May of 1944 in Decatur Illinois the son of Robert D Finley Sr. and
Margurie Finley. He Married Carol Lewis in 1984. Russ was a lifelong member of
Riverside Baptist Church, graduated from Eisenhower High School, served in the U.S.
Army in Viet Nam, and worked and retired from A.E. Staley Co. He would do anything
for anyone who needed anything. We lost a really good one.
Russ leaves behind his wife, sister and brother-in-law Patty Upchurch (Jerry),
Brothers; Robert D Finley Jr (Nancy) of Mowequa, Larry Finley (Ann) of Albany
Georgia. Step children; Justine Lewis, Michael Lewis, Debora Steele, Terry (Kurt)
Foor; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He also left behind many
nieces and nephews that he adored.
Russ was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ted and David, step-daughter
Condolences may be left to the family in care of Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services at