Hoyt Thomas Fincher Jr.

October 23, 1934January 9, 2021

Hoyt Thomas Fincher Jr., age 86 died January 9, 2021. Hoyt was born on October 23, 1934 in Fort Worth TX to parents Hoyt (Jack) Thomas Fincher Sr. and Clarabelle Holt Fincher. He was a graduate of Burleson High School Class of 53.

Hoyt was a great brother, wonderful husband, loving father and loyal friend to all. He married his high school sweetheart in 1959 at Oak Groove Baptist Church and the couple had a daughter Lisa in 1971. The family resided in Burleson for 45 years before moving to the Eagle Mountain area of Tarrant County.

His early years were spent in the family feed mill and store. Followed by a tour in the U.S Army. After his return from duty, he joined the family in their retail western stores. Hoyt and his brother C.B. enjoyed many years of operating the western stores with their spouses and children. Until his passing Hoyt with his wife and daughter successfully operate Fincher’s White Front Store in the Fort Worth Stockyards. He cherished the countless memories and adventures with the personalities of the western industry.

His great love of fishing lead to many accomplishments from fishing in the first Bassmaster Tournament, numerous Tv and newspaper appearances, being the last continuous contestant of the Texas State Bass Tournament since its starting in 1955 and an inductee of their Hall of Fame. His fishing adventures took Hoyt from the most Northern parts of North America all

the way to the rain forest of South America. His pursuit for a World Record Peacock Bass lead to 34 years of fishing and residing on the Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers of Brazil.

Hoyt is survived by his wife of 62 years Betty Key Fincher, his daughter Lisa Dolores Fincher and his grandson Fincher Warren Pierce of Fort Worth Tx. And, by his Brother C.B. Fincher and wife Elizabeth, his Sister Jeannie Bransom and many nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to celebrate Hoyt Fincher’s Exceptional Life Monday January 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Billy Bob’s Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to one of the following: Education, Medical and Religious Support of local villages Near the Rio Negro River Lodge. Fundraiser by Lisa Fincher : Hoyt Fincher Memorial - Rio Negro Village Support (

North Fort Worth Historical Society

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  • Chad Fincher
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Kenny Sherrell

January 15, 2021

I don't even know where to start other than saying Hoyt was a great man! He always treated you like family & entertained you with great stories & sayings. He took me to my very 1st bass tournament & taught me the ropes on the craps tables.
I have never met anyone that loved to fish more than that man. Even on up there in the years he never backed down regardless of the conditions. One night before a fishing trip I called to verify we were still going in the morning due to a nasty northern coming in. In typical Hoyt fashion he said, "well son you can't catch'em if you don't go!" And we went! Weathered the storm, in his aluminum boat I might add! 😊
He was well known & loved by all. The man was definitely a hero & LEGEND! The Lord better get ready for the most hard core fisherman he's ever encountered. I'm gonna miss that man!

Barney Basden

January 12, 2021

I shared many a good times with Hoyt and his friends at various fishing functions as well as from the back of his boat. He was always a hoot to be around and no matter where we were at, somebody would walk up that he knew and would shake his hand.

A true friend and gentleman that will be missed.

Joe Lockler

January 12, 2021

Want to thank the family for many years of friendship and goods times when together. Love, prayers and condolences from Debbie and I.

Rom & Pam Welborn

January 12, 2021

Pam & I send our condolences to Betty, Lisa and all the family. Hoyt was an extremely kind and friendly man. He and Betty always treated you with special attention and good humor. We will miss his many stories, particularly those about his quests for that 30 lb. peacock bass out there somewhere in the Amazon! He will be missed.