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Joseph Eugene "Gene" Finch

March 17, 1937 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 84)


Joseph Eugene “Gene” Finch, 84, formerly of Kittrell, died Jan. 1, 2022, at Liberty Commons of Alamance in Burlington, North Carolina. Born March 17, 1937, in Granville County, he was the son of the late Vassie Mae Tippett Finch and Joseph Marcus Finch. 

Gene was known for his interest in buying and selling vehicles and his love for horses, and enjoyed reminiscing about the days he participated in horse shows with friends and family. Gene loved his girls and grandchildren beyond words, and always made sure they knew it. He would express how thankful and proud he was of his sons-in-law, who he knew would take good care of his girls. Gene enjoyed family gatherings, especially during the holidays, watching westerns, daily phone calls with friends and family, and going on outings with his brothers, especially to the barber shop when he could not drive himself any longer. His siblings were very dear to him and he always enjoyed their visits.

Gene is survived by his two daughters, Cindy Finch Jackson (Larry), of Henderson and Tracey Finch Hinnant (Keith), of Graham; three grandchildren, Scott Jackson (Caroline), Laura Hinnant and Caleb Hinnant; two brothers, Crawford Finch (Sheila) and Roger Finch; and one sister, Betsy Finch.

The family would like to express their thankfulness to his dedicated and loving nurses, Kayla Rudd of Liberty Commons of Alamance and Lucinda Whitmore of Liberty Hospice, who kept him comfortable and smiling until the very end.

A private service with family will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Piedmont Cremation & Funeral Service of Graham, NC.

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