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 Sherry Lewis
Condolences may be left to the family in care of Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services at