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Jasper County Tribune

Myron Finch

March 25, 2018

Myron Finch, 74, of Baxter, died at his home surrounded by his loving family Sunday, March 25, 2018. A funeral service was Friday, March 30 at the Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Melissa Sternhagen officiating. Burial was in the Restland Cemetery in Baxter. 

Myron was born on the kitchen table Sept. 19, 1943, to John and Gladys (McKinney) Finch in Keswick. He attended and graduated from Tri-County High School in 1961. Following graduation, he worked at Amana Refrigeration with maintenance and carpenter work. Myron married his high school sweetheart Janice Humphreys Oct. 17, 1964. Together the young couple built a house on 40 acres outside of North English. Myron and Janice later established their own business and opened Finch Cabinet and Appliance. In 1980, they came across an opportunity in Baxter to purchase a lumber yard, Finch Lumber and Supply was established. While running the lumber yard he also built nine houses in Baxter. Myron later moved into being a sheet metal fabricator, carpenter work and a handyman before retiring. Myron was on the Baxter Fire Department and was instrumental in starting the Baxter Fireman’s Ball. Myron’s love of his life was his family and music (he said it made his life worth living), most especially old country. He was in more than 10 bands including a family band, played with many other musicians, played numerous street dances, weddings, many other events for more than 60 years, Myron even made a record in Nashville. He played the same Guild guitar for 60 years by ear, as he couldn’t read sheet music. He was a talented carpenter, sheet metal fabricator, inventor, artist, entertainer, story teller (a memory that was endless). Myron could waterski barefoot, on one ski, and could roller skate backwards. He sent off for a patent and was featured in a magazine about his spoke cleaning invention. As a young child, his dad had built him a derby car and he won races with it. Myron was blessed to have done the same for his grandsons. Myron also enjoyed westerns, John Wayne, Red Green, duct tape, taking Coco (his dog) on rides, loved camping and was a friend to everyone.

Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife of 53 years, Janice Finch of Baxter; daughter, Natalie (Kendall) Moorman and grandson, Benjamin (Amanda) Moorman; son, Brian (Karen) Finch and grandchildren, Sean, Troy, Ashlyn and Brylyn Finch; son, Jason (Lanna) Finch and grandchildren, Kinsley, Kayden Finch, Annabelle, Joseph, Jordan, Ethan, and Trevor; and daughter, Heather (special friend Jade Perry) McReynolds and granddaughter, Abby McReynolds; sister, Judie Ulin; brother, Randy Finch; many nieces, nephews and close friends. Myron was preceded in death by his parents; grandsons, Chase Finch and Jacob (Jake) Moorman; and brother-in-law, Jerry Ulin.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. 

Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Myron and his family.

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