Mr. Finchum was the owner/operator of the Wall Street Cigar Company in Cartersville and was active in the Downtown Development Association, a member of the Optimist Club and the Toast Masters Club. He was a member of the Church at Liberty Square and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline Morris of Ft. Myers, Fla.; his wife, Peggy Finchum of Cartersville; his daughters, Leslie Dawn McCleskey of Lawrence, Kan., and Loma A. Lynch of Charleston, W.Va.; his sons, Brian D. Finchum of Alexandria, Va., and Wesley A. Finchum of Camas, Wash.; his sister, Gaynell Gurceo; his brother, Joel Finchum; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, at the Church at Liberty Square with Dr. Jacob King officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with Carl Boyd Post 42 in charge of full military graveside rites. Mr. Finchum will be taken to the church on Monday to lie-in-state for one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home.
The Mighty Warriors and Brave Hearts will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family would like to send a very special thanks to Nathan Roach for all of his assistance with the Audio/Visual Team at the church.
The family will accept flowers, but suggest that those who wish may make donations to The American Cancer Society, Cobb County Unit, and 1256 North Cobb Parkway, Suite 102, Marietta, GA 30062-2420.
Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Harry Finchum; please visit www.parnickjenningsfuneral.com to share your memories or to leave a condolence message.