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James Edgar Finley

05/25/1937 - 10/07/2021


Obituary For James Edgar Finley

James Edgar Finley, known to most as Jim, of Sedalia, Missouri passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. Jim was born on May 25, 1937 in Nashville, TN the son of David and Bertha (neé Wood) Finley, who preceded him in death.

On February 17, 1963 in Chatsworth, CA he was married to the love of his life Nancy (neé Thom) Finley.

Jim was the owner and founder of Home Heating and Air Conditioning and Heartland Sheet Metal Company. Anyone who knew Jim also knew his ever-present sense of humor. His integrity, strength of character and courage will always be remembered and cherished by everyone whose lives were touched by his.

In addition to his wife of 58 years Nancy, he is survived by a son, James Boyce Finley and his wife Barbara Lommer of Philadelphia, PA; a daughter, Christine Anne Finley of New York, NY; two sisters, Donna Martin and Cheryl Galbreath; three grandchildren, Maximilian Finley, Elisabeth and Kathrina Lommer.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Harper officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Burial will be at Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be James Finley, Dale Phillips, Brad Hagerman, Jeff Roper, Jason Knox, and Paul DeDominics.

Honorary bearers will be Larry Horton, Don Weaver, Jerry Baker, David Gieselman, Glenn Kusgen, Fred Branson, Dale Maggard, Joe Bode, Chip Thompson, James Anspaugh, Tony Heimsoth, Bryson Hagerman, Stace Anderson, and Dan Edmonds Scott Benbrook.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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Burial / Interment

12:30 PM

Highland Sacred Garden
3600 E 28th St
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • Dear Nancy, Chris, Jimmy and Family, Please accept my sincerest sympathy and prayers. He was my buddy throughout the McGrath pub days. And gave me advice whether wanted to or not. It was mostly beneficial and I learned from him. I am so happy I got to visit with him not long ago. Fondly, Pam

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