Jim Finley

Jim Finley, 79, of Walnut, passed away at 12:09 A.M., Wednesday, October 12, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Jim was born September 1, 1943 in Girard, a son of Lyle and Lois (Dougan) Finley.

He attended grade school in Walnut and graduated from Stark High School.

Jim served in the US Army from June 14, 1964 until receiving his honorable discharge on March 16, 1970.

On April 6, 1968, Jim and Carol Jean Potter were united in marriage in Nowata, Oklahoma, Carol preceded him in death on October 27, 1990.

Jim and Carol lived in Ft. Scott before moving to Walnut in 1978.

Jim worked as a mechanic at Stevenson’s Auto Clinic in Chanute before retiring in 2004.

Jim enjoyed his family, friends, and Kansas City Chiefs football.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Walnut, the Gard Lee Post No. 292, American Legion of Walnut, and the Walnut Ruritan.

Jim is survived by one son, James Finley II and his wife, Valerie, of rural Girard; daughters, Jodee Lyn Valley, and her husband, Gary, of Girard and Heather Jean Short, and her husband, Kelly, of Girard; his grandchildren Derrick, and his wife, Caitlyn, Aaron, Carol, Haylee, Damon, Jaada, Adairrius, Eli, James, Jayden, Aniston, Serenia, Gage, Chanse, and Gaven; his great-grandchildren Derx, Duke, Cartyr, Aaron, Zaq, Lincoln, Jax, Kyler, Izaiha, Braylynn, Vivian, and Wrenley; a brother, Robert L. Finley of Walnut.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Finley

Funeral services for Jim Finley will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday at Living Faith Church of the Nazarene at rural Girard with Pastor Mike Johnson officiating. Burial to follow in the Walnut City Cemetery with Military Honors by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans for Foreign Wars, Parsons.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard where friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Sunday.

Memorials are suggested to Special Olympics and these may be left at the church or mailed to the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W. St. John St., P.O. Box 258, Girard, Kansas 66743.

On line condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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