John J. Finley
December 19, 1944 ‒ January 19, 2021
MANSFIELD: John J. Finley passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from OhioHealth Mansfield. He was 76.
He was born December 19, 1944 in Mansfield to parents Karl & Mary (Drum) Finley.
John worked for over 30 years as a manager of the Burger Chef and the Hardees on Ashland road. Following his time there he went on to work at Crestline Paint and Jay Plastics. He was a hard worker.
A member at Lucas Grace Bible Church, he loved being able to go to church and enjoyed helping out there. He was thankful for each day and even made a point to read the Daily Bread each morning.
In spare time, he enjoyed being in the woods, be it for fishing or hunting (especially mushrooms) he was always in the woods. He was an Ohio State Buckeyes fan and would always watch the games, even if he did typically fall asleep at some point during them. He enjoyed John Deere tractors, raising horses and going to auctions where he would find some “useless treasures” that he enjoyed collecting. Above all else, John loved his family and spending any time he could with them. He always wanted the best for his family and made sure that they were well taken care of. He will be greatly missed!
He is survived by his wife Lillian (Spring) Finley; children Katrina (Charles) Diskin, Anita (John) Hamilton, Karrie (Carl) Bowman, Jon (Anna) Finley, LaVonne(Matt) Casteel, Melissa (Michael) Pfaff and Samantha Ortiz; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings Sally, Harold, Skip and Larry; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and his Jack Russell Terrier Ginger; special friends Sharma Swanger and Walt Shifflet.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by 11 siblings.
His family will receive friends 4-7 pm Monday, January 25, 2021 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring his life will be held 11 am Tuesday, January 26 in Lucas Grace Bible Church (67 West Main Street Lucas, Ohio 44843) officiated by Pastor Wayne Presnell.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve John’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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