In Memory

Bert Talmage Fincher (Bradshaw Coyotes) - Class Of 1938

Bert Talmage Fincher

July 16, 1921 - July 18, 2008

Bert T. Fincher, 87, died Friday, July 18, 2008, at an Abilene medical center.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Southwest Drive Methodist Church with Reverend Norman Patton and Reverend Claude McKiddy officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Pallbearers will be Don Ballard, John Goode, Ray Howe, Roy McCoy, Leroy King, and Tal Simpson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home down town.

Bert was born July 16, 1921 to Sarah Ethel (White) and Amos Alexander Fincher in Guion, Texas. He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Bert married Virginia Stovall on December 30, 1945 in Abilene, Texas. He was a graduate of Tarleton State College. Bert was a lifelong Methodist and active member of Southwest Drive United Methodist Church, formerly Fairmont United Methodist Church. He worked in oil sales and service industry. Bert enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Friends of the Library.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Ethel and A. A. Fincher; two brothers, Alex White Fincher and E. D. (Jack) Fincher; and a sister, Esther Polk.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Fincher of Abilene; two daughters, Carolyn Dobbins and husband, Wayne, of Lake Brownwood, Texas and Sara Simpson and husband, Michael, of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer Sander Hayes of Plano, Texas, Deborah Sander of Lubbock, Texas, Talmadge Simpson and wife, Lindsey, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Callie Simpson of Austin, Texas; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ethylene Ledbetter of Breckenridge, Texas.

Memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 903, Abilene, Texas 79604 or Southwest Drive United Methodist Church, 3025 Southwest Drive, Abilene, Texas 79605.