JEFFERSON – Charles Finch, 80, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
He was the son of the late Thomas A. and Lena Jacks Finch. Mr. Finch was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Hunter. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict as a radar man. He later became employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad Company and, after 34 years of faithful service, retired as a yardmaster. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Winder.
He enjoyed gardening various types of produce, but he is best remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, who faithfully attended his grandchildren’s various activities.
Survivors include a daughter, Susie Roberts, Jefferson; son, Ronald Finch, Danielsville; grandchildren, Alex Simmons and Haley Roberts; brother, Bill Finch, Jefferson; sister, Linda Bass, Smithville, Tenn.; and former wife and caregiver, Billie Ann Finch, Statham.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 4, at 11 a.m., in the Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Powers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, January 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Flowers are accepted.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.