of Yellville, AR
February 18, 1936 - August 15, 2021
William Bernard Finch, Sr., age 85, of Yellville, Arkansas passed away Sunday August 15, 2021 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.William was born February 18, 1936 in Vernon, New York to the late Bernard J. and Agnes M. (Eckhart) Finch. He was a retired Tech Sgt with the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War. He lad lived in the area for the past 22 years. Bill served as veteran's service officer in Marion County and was past commander of American Legion Post 61 in Yellville. He was a 3rd degree Mason. Bill loved woodcarving, fishing and operating his ham radio.Mr. Finch is survived by his wife Huguette of the home; his son William B. (Tammy) Finch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; his daughter Joam E. (Max) Kinnison of Hesperia, California; his brothers: Bob Finch of Texas, Paul Finch of Florida, Vernon Finch of New York, Darwin Finch of Massachusetts; his sisters Carol Brooks of New York, Nona Baker of Florida, Jane Ryan of Ralph, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Crystal Johnson, Tamara Rocha, Jennifer Shores; 5 great-grandchildren: Wyatt Rocha, Joaquin Rocha, Gabriel Rocha, Callie Johnson, and Cooper Johnson. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carol, his brother Arthur, and his sister Norma.Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.Arrangements by Roller-Burns Funeral Home of Yellville, Arkansas are private.
Heart broken to hear this. Wonderful man and friend. Praying for the family.We love you allBill and Eethel Nelsen
Aunt Huguette, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's death. Mom always spoke of Bill with great kindness and respect, and you as well. It was always a pleasure to meet with you when you were visiting in Vernon Center with Barny and Peg. I remember fun times with Joannie and Boo . I was friends with Carol on Facebook and caught up with her for a few years there. I have been praying for your health and healing as well as God's peace that passes our understanding in this time of grief. Love, Sue Baker Palmer
Hugette we were so sad to hear about Bill. I will never forget the kindness you both showed to mom and dad. We appreciate all the “Happys” you made them. I will take good care of the clock Bill made for them! Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Bill was a great leader by example and a patriot who always cared about veterans. A wonderful mentor to both me and my wife while we followed him in the Veterans Service Office.
Huguette, So Sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you and Family. Bill and I always had great talks when we saw each other. I'll miss him.
Bill and I are sorry to learn of Mr. Finch’s passing. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Please know you all are in our prayers. Bill and Pat Melton from Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church
Our prayers go out to you and your family. Bill will be greatly missed as a passed Commander , Legionaire, and a very dear friend.
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MR BILL'S DEATH. HE WAS ONE THE BEST VA REPS WE HAVE EVER HAD. HE WAS SO KIND AND HELPFUL. PRAYERS..
Lost a dear friend
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family. I always enjoyed visiting with both of you at church. And Mother did too. You two were always so kind and attentive to her. My husband and I treasure the plane he carved for us. So glad we have it to remember him by.