Jeffrey Fincher

Posted 12/30/20

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jeffrey E. “Jeff” Fincher, 62 of Lafayette, Ind., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in his home.

A private family graveside service will be held …

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Jeffrey Fincher

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jeffrey E. “Jeff” Fincher, 62 of Lafayette, Ind., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in his home.

A private family graveside service will be held in Paris. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Fincher was born on May 12, 1958, in Paris, the son of the late Howard E. and Florence J. Young Fincher.

Surviving are his sister, Missi (Shawn) Findley; nieces, Brittany (Brian) Feeney, Alicia (Guy) Walters and Erin (Theo) Stall; great-nieces, Parker Walters and Kieya Feeney; great-nephews, Cooper Walters and Avery Stall; step great-niece, Jessica Feeney (Josh) Sterret; step great-nephew, Richard Feeney; and several cousins.

Mr. Fincher graduated from Paris High School in 1976 and played saxophone in the Paris Tigers Marching Band and the jazz band. He played in the 1972 Presidential Inauguration parade in Washington, D.C. He was a talented saxophone player and received invitations to special music schools.

After high school graduation, he attended Lakeland Community College in Mattoon and later moved to Indiana to be with his family.

Mr. Fincher led a simple life and was a man of few expressions but loved his family dearly. He always looked forward to a family get together and always wanted to be a part of any family gathering. He could be found playing a game of HORSE outside with his nieces and enjoyed camping at Raccoon Lake with his family.

His memory was like no other. He never missed a birthday, holiday or celebration that allowed him a chance to see his nieces and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was proud of his three nieces, two great-nieces and two great-nephews.

He worked as a short order cook after moving to the Lafayette area. He never missed a home-cooked meal made by his sister or nieces. He loved to eat a juicy hamburger cooked on the grill by his brother-in-law.

Mr. Fincher was an avid sports fan and could repeat statistics for most sports team. He watched any sports game but enjoyed Purdue games (basketball or football) the best.

Memorial donations may be made to Mental Health America and American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences at www.soller-baker.com.