James "Jim" R. FINCH

May 7, 1940 ~ February 20, 2011

Mr. James Rece "Jim" Finch, of Farmington, passed away early Sunday morning, February 20, 2011, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center, in Farmington, at the age of 70 years, 9 months & 13 days. Jim was born May 7, 1940, in Mine la Motte, Missouri to Willard Rece Finch & Grace S. 'Huffman' Finch. Also preceding in death were: 1 son, James Dwayne Finch, in-infancy (Dec. 1961); 1 brother, Willard Junior Finch; 1 half- brother & 1 half-sister.

Jim was a longtime, faithful member of First Assembly of God Church, Farmington. He was a U.S. Army Veteran & a member of the Teamsters & Carpenters Union.

Survivors Include: his wife: Mary Katherine 'King' Finch; 3 Children: Christopher Bryan (& Becky) Finch, Sr.; Christina Renae "Mrs. Joseph S." Kochis, II & Jason Rece (& Rebekah) Finch, all of Farmington. 1 Sister: Karen Kay "Mrs. Orin Wayne" Fuller, of St. James, Missouri; 5 Half-Brothers; 2 Half-Sisters. 8 Grandchildren: Bryan (& Ashleigh) Finch, Brianna Finch, Chelsea Storz, Madison Kochis, Nathan Kochis, Mariah Finch, Landon Finch & Ainslee Finch & 1 Great-Grandson, Lincoln Finch.

Visitation: Tuesday, 4 -9 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 am @ Taylor Funeral Service.

Visitation moves to and resumes at 9:00 a.m. at Farmington First Assembly of God Church.

Funeral: Wednesday, 10 am, Feb. 23, 2011 10:00 a.m., at Farmington First Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Hugh Cerutti, officiating, assisted by Rev. Kevin Davis & Rev. Joe Kochis.

Interment with Full Military Honors follows at Marcus Memorial Cemetery, Fredericktown. The funeral procession from church to the cemetery will be led by Patriot Guard Riders.

Memorials may be made to *First Assembly of God Church, Farmington &/or *Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

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  1. Jim's life reflected his devotion to his Saviour and to his family. He was an honorable, humble man and I am fortunate to have known such a man. Mary, Renae, Chris and families, may you rest in the knowledge that Jim is finally able to touch the face of God and hear the words "well done, my good and faithful servant."

  2. Mary, Renae, Chris, Jason and families: I am so sorry for your loss. It is a difficult time. Remember the wonderful times and be comforted knowing he is in heaven praising his Lord. Remembering him fondly. Diane

  3. To the Entire Finch Family, I only had rare occassions to meet Mr. Finch, but it didn't take too long to be around him to know he was a good man, a good father, and loved the Lord. I pray for peace and strength during this painful time in your lives. Paula

  4. We love you Aunt Mary, Our hearts are with you. We will always miss Uncle Jim, but we do know he is in a better place. Love you, Tammy and Family

  5. To the Finch Family… I only had the good fortune to be around Jim once, but I found him to be such a nice gentleman. Please know that Michael and I are both thinking of your family during this difficult, but wonderful, time. Jim is with his Saviour. How awesome that is.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.He will truley be missed he was a blessing. We are so thankful he doesn't have to suffer anymore. with love Edson and Joy Smith

  7. To The Finch Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all the family. I personally never meet him, but have heard about him from Mariah. I love you Mariah and I'll always be here for you. Love, Stacy, & Kameryn

  8. Our hearts go out to the family. Angels are singing, Another Soldiers Coming Home. We will never forget Jim. His testimony of his faith in God will live on forever. Sadly missed. Cal, Becky and boys

  9. He has fought the good fight of faith and finished his course. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Makes Heaven all the more sweeter to us. Love you all,

  10. i have found memories of jim from when i workrd at dr moore's office. i am very sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man.

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