Joe Charles Finnell, 90, of Little Rock, passed into the light on February 18, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, TN, to the late Peter Lacewell and Catherine Officer Finnell. Prior to graduating from Lincoln Memorial University, Joe served in the US Army during WWII. He went on to receive his Masters from Baylor Medical School. He was influential in starting and teaching in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Isabel Hanna Finnell; son, Charles Albert Finnell; and his 14 siblings.
Joe is survived by his son, Fergus Finnell and wife, McLees Baldwin; brother-in-law, Albert Hanna; sister-in-law, Joy Sugg and husband, Sidney; as well as, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, at Woodlawn Cemetery in El Dorado, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501) 224-8300.
Memorials may be made to the Joe C. Finnell Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund at the University of Central Arkansas, UCA Box 4986, 2490 Bruce Street, Conway AR 72035.