April 7, 1946 – August 25, 2018
Theodore Findley, died Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the age of 72.
Mr. Findley was born in Essex, Mo. and was the fifteenth child of the late Emmett and Rebecca Mae Ramsey Findley.
Mr. Findley served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and received a National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He was a hard worker with a love for people. He was happiest when he was with his family and friends. He had the most generous heart and a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his caring wife, Judy Culver Findley; children, Scott Findley, Jennifer O'Brien, and Janet Goodner; four dearly loved granddaughters, Zoe, Katie, Maggie, and Abbie; and three sisters, Opalene Hartsfield, Helen Brown, and Margie Harbin.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 30, at 2 p.m. at Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, has charge of arrangements
- Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 30, 2018
August 31, 2018
The kindest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His nickname Teddy Bear was so appropriate as he was just that - soft, kind,loving,caring.
We were lucky enough to have Ted, Judy and Janet to our home for Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas/Chanukah celebration. Memories were made and they will always be remembered.
Linda Collier (Long)
August 28, 2018
So very sorry for your loss Judy and family. Ted was a classmate of mine and we graduated with the Class of ‘64 Richland High School of Essex/Gray Ridge,MO. As first graders through 9th grade our school was Gray Ridge Panthers, then as sophomores our school consolidated with Essex and we became Richland Rebels. Ted was always a good guy...friendly and neat and kind. He attended some of our reunions and we were really happy to see him. I am planning our 55th reunion on for next year. He will be missed. I’m thankful for his honorable service to our country and for his love for his family and friends. My prayers for comfort and peace are with all Ted’s loved ones. There will be a glad reunion day. Linda Kay Long Collier (PS I have attached a senior picture of Ted.)
August 27, 2018
Ted (and Judy) was the best neighbor I've ever had. Rest in peace dear friend.
Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.
Love from Pam Bear and family.