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Floyd William Finch

April 22, 1929 — March 2, 2022

The Reverend Floyd William Finch, Jr., 92, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Leona Sutherland Finch entered into eternal rest on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. His Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 in The Chapel at Bishop Gadsden, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Floyd was born April 22, 1929 in Arden, North Carolina, son of the late Floyd William Finch, Sr. and Ruth Mallory Finch. He was a graduate of Berea College, Virginia Theological Seminary and Appalachian State University. Floyd was involved in numerous activities during his schooling and honors included Valedictorian. Floyd was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 1954 and served in the Diocese of NC, the Diocese of Western NC, the Diocese of Atlanta, and the Diocese of SC until his retirement in 2013.

Floyd's ministry and community service was extensive. He served on several school boards and also was a school administrator. He helped develop and direct Camp Henry, participated with youth programs and was chaplain for fire departments. Floyd was a guest speaker and preacher in conventions, colleges, universities, churches, schools and other civic and professional organizations. Floyd, along with others, helped develop Cursillo in SC. His leadership in the community brought his appointment as an honorary Kentucky Colonel by Governor Combs. Floyd is also listed in several publications that distinguished him, including Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Personalities of the South, The Two Thousand Men of Achievement, The National Register of Prominent Americans, The Royal Blue Book and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Leona; two sons: Floyd W. Finch III (Carole) of Bonneau, SC and James Milton Finch (Audrey) of Moncks Corner, SC; daughter, Theresa F. Roberts (Chris) of Shelby, NC; two brothers: Morris M. Finch, Sr. (Carolyn) of Arden, NC and Adrian F. Finch (Linda) of High Point, NC; two sisters: Ruth F. Davis of Greer, SC and Mada F. Hare (David) of Arden, NC; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Floyd was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Elizabeth.

Memorials may be made to the Resident's Assistance Fund, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412.
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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00am

The Chapel at Bishop Gadsden

Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412

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