RAYMOND F. FINLEY
Raymond F. Finley, 60, of Quincy, died at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday (October 11, 2016) in his home.
Born January 2, 1956 in Quincy, Raymond was the son of Wilma Finley who preceded him in death.
Mr. Finley served his country as a Corporal in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Corporal Finley was part of the Marine Security Detachment during the evacuation of the U. S. Embassy in Saigon in 1975. He was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, was a rifle expert and boxed in the middle weight division for the Marine Boxing Team.
Ray was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golfing, fishing and watching all sports. He was a Die Hard Cubs Fan and loved all Chicago sports teams, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks.
Ray was employed as a vending machine technician for Heck Novelty in Quincy for the past 16 years.
Survivors include several cousins, including Penny Phillips of Decatur, AL and Dusty Hoffman of Quincy; and his many friends in the Quincy area.
Memorial graveside services will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veterans Home with Pastor Shane Tomko officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the U. S. Marine Corps Funeral Honor Detail.
Friends are asked to enter Sunset Cemetery from Highway 24 to Medal of Honor Drive and to honor Ray's love of Chicago Sports by wearing any Cubs, Bears, Bulls or Blackhawk attire to the graveside service. Following the service, friends are invited to the Cedar Club at 20th and Cedar for a time of fellowship.
Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Great River Honor Flight.