Carl Finley

Born on February 21, 1942

Departed on February 18, 2018

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Carl Finley, passed away on February 18, 2018, at age 75. He was born in Monterey, TN to the late Will and Notie Finley. He grew up in the Dayton Ohio area for many years before moving back to Tennessee. He worked for many years as a printer at Otterbein Press and Untied Colorpress in Ohio, and MPG and Quebecor in Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Bill Finley. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Sandra; his children, Lori (Mark) Nugent, Lebanon, TN, Michael (Tabitha), Cottontown, TN, and Melissa (Randy) Perry, Gallatin, TN; grandsons, Chris Finley, Aaron Nugent, Zak Finley, Cade Perry, Ben Perry, Korbin Finley; great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Finley; sister, Barbara McClees, Cookeville, TN, and brother, Coy Finley, Cookeville, TN. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House Friday February 23, 2018 from 2pm until a memorial service at 4 pm.

7 Comments to Carl Finley

  1. Scott Simpson
    February 19, 2018 9:10 pm

    Carl was like a father to me, this is such a blow. I loved this incredibly tough and incredible man. He was was coach and teacher.

  2. ALAN NELSON
    February 19, 2018 10:45 pm

    CARL WAS ONE OF A KIND AND WAS A TERRIFIC FRIEND . HE LIVED WITH ME FOR A GREAT WHILE HERE IN OHIO AND WE SHARED SOOOOO MANY GREAT EVENINGS AND DAYS
    TOGETHER. HE WAS A HARD WORKER AND MY HEART IS STRICKEN WITH HIS PASSING. RIP MY DEAR FRIEND.

  3. Kaye Petersen
    February 20, 2018 10:12 am

    So sorry for your loss. I did not know him well but remember him from Quebecor where he was a hard worker, respected by those with whom he worked. May your happy memories keep him alive in your hearts.

  4. Bo Edwards
    February 20, 2018 7:48 pm

    Carl was a hard worker, a patient teacher, and a respected friend. I was privledged to work with him and proud to know him. My heart goes out to his friends and family, he will be missed and remembered by all of us.

  5. Niece Robin Fox
    February 21, 2018 8:50 pm

    Uncle Carl was my favorite UNC on my mom’s side!! So many many memories, the things that we all went thru in Ohio!! Great memories, Then we all moved to Tennessee only to start more memories!! My Uncle Carl was one of a kind!! He had the best attitude and personality!! He passed that down to my cousins especially Mikey!! Gob bless you all!!

  6. Sanford Cook
    February 21, 2018 9:20 pm

    Many fond memories working with and knowing Carl for many years. He was a good man and a good friend. I am saddened by his passing.
    I told a story about him a few weeks ago and had a good laugh about it. RIP old friend, you will be missed by many.

  7. Michael Allen Finley
    February 21, 2018 11:18 pm

    He was the greatest man I ever knew he taught me how to be a good man and showed me how to be a good father to my 3 boys and I learned for his mistakes he made a long the way he always work hard to provide for his family I can’t put into words how much I loved him and wanted to be like him IAM just glad I got to really know him as we got older he was my best friend more then anything. IAM going to miss him with all my heart. rest in piece old man I’ll carry it on from here see u on the other side I love you Dad. your son Michael

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