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Col. Bobby Jaxon Finch, USA NC Ret
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DURHAM: Col. Bobby Jackson Finch, USA NC Ret, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Raleigh to the late Herman Henry Finch and Duba Sara Fowler Finch.

Col. Finch was a graduate of Broughton High School, and earned three degrees at one time from Durham Tech Community College in General Education, Computer Programming and Paralegal. She was a Nurse Anesthetist at Watts Hospital at that time, now Duke Regional Hospital. Col. Finch was a member of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Army Nurse Corps and Army Nurse Corps Reserves. She was the recipient of the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. She was Commander of Chapter 21 Disabled American Veterans in Durham for 10 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 6, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 503NC, Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 and Chapter 7 in North Carolina, Veterinarians to Veterans United, Inc (a group that trained service dogs for disabled veterans for free) and a charter member of the Women’s War Memorial in Washington, DC. Her most memorable accomplishment was with the 82nd Airborne at Airborne at Fort Bragg earning the Expert Field Medical Badge being the only reservist and over 40 to complete this task at that time. She also helped coach the little girls, ages 6-7, softball team. Bobby was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and she loved to sing in the choir.

Col. Finch is survived by Rose Mary Adams and cousin, Phyllis Farrell and nieces, Tanya Parrish Sams, Renee Sousa and Gina Hopkins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, June 15th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, June 16th at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Durham. Burial will follow the services at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Independent Animal Rescue, Inc, PO Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Friday

15

Jun

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service

Saturday

16

Jun

2:00 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church

2700 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704

Cemetery Details

Location

Montlawn Memorial Park

3201 S. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

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