Charles R. Fincher

May 13, 1938April 27, 2018

PELL CITY – Charles Raymond “Ray” Fincher, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the age of 79. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, Alabama. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Ray was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy, attended Auburn University, and Massey Business College. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the owner of Fincher Fire Protection, Inc. and Fire and Farm Supply Co. for almost 30 years, retiring in 2003. Ray was very active in numerous organizations including the Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association and the Alabama Horse Council. He was an avid hunter, salt water fisherman, and scuba diver. He was an early member of the Magic City Frogmen. Among his other many interests were knife making and horse show competitions. He lived life of fun and adventure, never meeting a stranger. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Nancy; daughters, Nicole and Suzanne (Robert Fuller); grandson, Colin Fuller; sister, Linda Wood (Dan); brother, Jack Fincher (Rita); 2 nieces and 3 nephews. Nancy expresses her appreciation to the staff of the Village at Cook Springs for 3 years of compassionate care. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or to one of your own favorite charities.


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Gene Hempstead

May 8, 2018

Sixty years of friendship does not even begin to tell of my love for Ray. His wife, Nancy, is a Saint in the ways she carried for Ray. We love her more than words can describe. There is not much Ray and I did not do together. We killed deer and elk, speared grouper, jewfish and sharks together. There are thousands of other things we did together as friends, along with George Robbins.
Ray taught me very much about knife making, machine work and sooo many other things.

My pastor, Kyle Peddie, called Ray and made certain that Ray had accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior. I KNOW that Ray is with our Lord and Savior.

I will miss you, My Friend, and will certainly NEVER forget you.
Gene Hempstead