William Dorsett Finch, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late George Henry Finch and Nannie Mae Pergerson Finch.
Mr. Finch was a veteran of the National Guard and was a former Second Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. He was the former owner/operator of Finch’s Garage and Used Cars, and later owned/operated The Friendly Shoe Store in Franklinton for 18 years. Other than his family and friends, his two great passions were flying his plane and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Pope’s Chapel United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Don Ward officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Finch is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Perry Finch; children, William Clark Finch and Margaret Gail Ray, both of Youngsville; Judy Finch Todd and husband, Gary, of Summerfield; and Timothy Walter Finch and wife, Sheila, of Youngsville; sisters, Nan Eubanks and husband, Bob, of Raeford, and Frances F. Vassar and husband, Rev. Gary Vassar, of Louisburg; brothers, John Finch and wife, Rose, of Wake Forest; Gerald Finch and wife, Barbara, of Louisburg; and Joe Finch and wife, Lois, of Louisburg; grandchildren, Candice Ray Keefer and husband, John, of Youngsville; Jacob Ray and fiancé, Sarah Field, of Franklinton; Sara Todd and Alena Todd, both of Summerfield; and Tyler Finch, of Youngsville; and great-grandson, Daemion Ray, of Franklinton. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Finch Jr. and James Finch.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pope’s Chapel United Church of Christ, 1237 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton, N.C. 27525, or to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607-6372.
Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.
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