John W. Finch

Passed away on March 30, 2021

John W. Finch, 79, of the Arlington area passed away from postoperative complications at Methodist Mansfield Hospital on March 30, 2021. He was surrounded by his wife, children and the love of family and friends near and far.

John graduated from UT with a degree in Pharmacy. He was one of the first pharmacists at Arlington Memorial Hospital. He implemented the first unit dose medication administration system for patients at Arlington Memorial. He worked endlessly to build that department into one of the best in the area and later retired as the Director of Pharmacy. He was devoted to his profession and all of the individuals that worked with him. He was looked upon as a mentor and guide by so many people.

John touched the lives of everyone he met, serving as an inspiration through his endless love, compassion, and generosity. He was a mentor and shepherd to many. He was a humble volunteer of the Rotary, Stop Smoking Management, Boy Scouts and many other organizations.

Born 1941 in Houston, TX, John is survived by his wife of 42 years Jackie, daughter Valerie Black (husband Jim), son Adam Scarborough (wife Imelda), daughter Jana Finch-Hicks (husband Les) and son Christopher Scarborough (wife Holly) and his beloved grandchildren Amy, Jay, Justin, Colton, Cody, Logan, Collin, Lucas & Teagan and his sister-in-law Roberta (husband Mike). He is also survived by many great grandchildren and cousins whom he loved very dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother.

John, Dad, Papa will live on in all our hearts and will undoubtedly be remembered for his gentle soul and unwavering love. He was always thinking about and helping others, taking people under his wing and providing guidance and support. He was smart, kind, devoted to the Lord, and the love he had for his family knew no bounds. He enjoyed being near water, either toes in the sand or his fishing pole hanging. Everytime we hear “When the Saints Come Marching In”, we will smile and think of him. The Viewing will be Thursday, April 8th from 6pm to 8pm. The Funeral Services will be Friday, April 9th at 2pm. Both will be located at the Moore Funeral Home at 1219 N. Davis Dr, Arlington, TX 76012.

Donations may be made in his memory to: The American Cancer Society - or #800-227-2345 American Heart Association - or #800-242-8721 The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease - or #800-708-7644

A visitation for John will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012. A funeral service will occur Friday, April 9, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012. A committal service will occur Friday, April 9, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012. A burial will occur at Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76012.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 9, 2021


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William Mcksymick

April 2, 2021

Adam I remember the first time I met your step father and how fondly you spoke of him and how much he meant to you. I know how very happy your mom was with John and they had a wonderful and happy life together and were blessed with such a caring family that always looked at John not as a step father but as a father. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grieving and know that John is now in the blessed hands of the Lord. Always look at your fathers life and remember what a wonderful man he was and he will live within you forever. Celebrate the wonderful times you spent with your step father and know that he is at peace in the gates of heaven. GOD BLESS you and your family and look over you during this difficult time.

Ron Norris

April 1, 2021

There are so many memories, dear friend. I have learned in recent years that memories, if we are so blessed, are what we have to ease the challenges of aging. Thanks to our friendship of fifty years there are countless great memories that we shared. I am deeply saddened by your death, John and pray that your dear Jackie and the rest of your family will be comforted by their memories.