Michael R. Finneran
August 28, 1947 ‒ November 05, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Michael Robert Finneran, 70, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was born August 28, 1947 absented the body on November 5, 2017. Mr. Finneran was born in Columbus to George and Jane Finneran. He was named for his uncle Robert, who gave his life for his country in WWII.
Mr. Finneran grew up in Worthington (Linworth) and graduated from Worthington High School in June, 1965. He ran track and cross country under Coach Les Eisenhart, and was honored to be elected captain of the team his senior year when the team won their 6th consecutive Central Buckeye League championship, 3rd consecutive Central Ohio District championship, and 2nd consecutive Regional championship. The team finished 9th in the Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country meet that year.
Mr. Finneran attended Eastern Kentucky University and later graduated from Franklin University in Columbus in 1969 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
On the night of July 27, 1980, while reading the book, “Born Again” by Chuck Colson, Finneran was confronted with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Realizing his own sinful condition before Almighty God, he placed his trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ and experienced the “new birth”. (John 3:3, Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9, 10, 13)
Over the next 30 years, he graduated from Grace Theological Practicum with a Degree in Theology, studying under Dr. Herman A. Hoyt and Dr. John Whitcomb. He then delighted to serve the Lord with gladness, leading singing in Morning Worship Services, teaching Sunday school and holding services in nursing homes. He also directed church choirs, counseled at summer youth camps, and occasionally filled pulpits on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. He was pleased to see many souls won to Christ during the altar calls he gave at such events.
On July 31, 1992, he married the love his life, the former Susan Stout. They were blessed with a joyful Christian marriage, raising 5 children, serving local churches, and working together as landlords in Franklin and Knox counties over several decades.
Professionally, Mr. Finneran, also known as “The Ad Man”, supported his family by working as a marketing representative for HALO Branded Solutions and Kaeser-Blair, Inc. in the promotional advertising industry for more than 25 years. Earlier, he was employed by Mount Vernon News as Carrier Supervisor, Dow B. Hickman Pharmaceuticals (later Bertek), Art Trends, Inc., Priority Investigation Associates as Security Supervisor and Level 1 Investigator, and Schmidt Security, Inc. during his professional career, which spanned 49 years.
He was elected to 3 terms on the Knox County Republican Central Committee and was active in community softball league play for many years.
Besides his beloved parents, George and Jane (Warnock) Finneran, he was preceded in death by, his grandparents, James and Louise (Doersam) Finneran, and Cline and Mabel (Inman) Warnock, and his younger brother, Todd.
He is survived by his devoted wife and helpmeet, Susan, cherished daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Kost, beloved son, Josiah (Sarah), Samuel (Tabatha), Nathanael, and Amos; sister, Kathleen (Harvey) Evans, brother, Terry (Theresa) Finneran, sister, Molly (John) Gamertsfelder and sister-in-law, Waree Finneran. In addition, he is deeply grateful to many fellow saints in fundamental, Bible believing churches and clients for their valuable contributions to his life and well-being.
The body of Mr. Finneran will be sewn at Mound View Cemetery where it will await the sound of the trump of God and the shout of the Lord unto the resurrection to life everlasting (I Thess. 4:13-18, John 5:28-29).
Friends may call on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple, 21453 Floralwood Drive, Howard, Ohio 43028. A funeral service will be held at the church on Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m. where friends may also call one hour prior. Pastor Curt Smith will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple or the Temple Christian Academy.
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