Dennis Finley, 64, of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of Sandoval passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was born on May 9, 1957, the son of John and Alice (Jones) Finley in Centralia. He married the love of his life Lisa Higgins on March 28, 1997, and she survives.
Along with his wife of 24 years, Lisa Finley, survivors include his children, Josh and wife Chrissy Finley of Mt. Vernon, Amanda Peebles and husband Mike of Carlyle, Jason Walton of Kentucky, Jessica Walton of Sandoval, Matthew Walton and wife Karisa of Beckemeyer, and Megan Walton of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Alyssa, Addisyn, Devin, Kayla, Micah, Jeanette, Ethan, Madisyn, Brayden, Mahala, Cadence, Ara’Lynn, Andrew, and Brooklynn; brother, Gary Finley and wife Janice of Irvington; sister Cheryl Reuter and husband Rodney of Centralia; and many nieces and nephews.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Finley; and brothers John Finley, Mike Finley, and Barry Finley.
Dennis was a loyal employee of Swan Corporation working in maintenance for 42 years until his retirement. He had a servant’s heart and he loved to help others with any handyman needs. Dennis was a true outdoorsman, enjoying the thrill of the hunt, whether it be for deer, quail, or squirrel. He also was known to throw out a line while fishing for anything that would bite. Dennis was a coffee connoisseur who was never without his cup of joe, be it summer, winter, day, or night. He liked to savor tasty snacks or a good slice of pie while watching his favorite westerns. Dennis fell in love with the Florida beaches and was so excited to move there to be able to enjoy the beach at anytime and share this with his cherished grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2021, at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Friends are welcome to a visitation time with the family from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Monday. Memorials may be made in Dennis’ honor to the American Heart Association. Online condolences and memories of Dennis may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Dennis Finley with arrangements.
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