James “Billy” W. Finch, age 62, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Jan. 23, 2013 at his home.
He was a member of Rockvale Independent Baptist Church and lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Billy retired from Bemis in Shelbyville, Tenn., and also worked at Advance Motors. He served in the United State Marine Corps. Billy loved his farm animals, Paulette, Nellie and Kennedy “Katie”.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest C. Finch and Nannie Proctor Finch. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Kay Finch of Murfreesboro; daughters, Penny (Rob) Kent of Georgia, Kim (Shane) Burnett of Murfreesboro and Jenny (Randy) Little of Murfreesboro; sons, Timmy of Murfreesboro, Jeremy (Abbé) Spivey of Murfreesboro and James (Katie) Finch of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Kimberly, Randy, Michael, Chris, John, Tyler, Sierra, Petra, Kayla, Alexis, Trenton, Anna, Alexa, Hunter, Jaxson, Alikay, and Landree.
He is also survived by his sisters, Paulette Barrett of Smyrna, Faye (Vernell) Underwood of Eagleville, Bonnie (Buck) Lewis of Murfreesboro, Tillie (Mike) Hall and Becky (Rodney) Hartgrove; and brothers, Jim B. (Patsy) Finch of Shelbyville, Leroy “Peewee” Finch of Murfreesboro, Nelson (Donna) Finch of Murfreesboro, Howard (Sharon) Finch of Murfreesboro and Earnest Finch of Murfreesboro.
Chapel service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with Dwight Smitty, Mike Hall, Ronnie Leathers and Glen Climer officiating. Burial will follow at Carlton Cemetery with nephews and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com