William Fincher Obituary (1938 – 2021) – Columbia, SC

William Preston Houseal Fincher
July 22, 1938 – August 14, 2021
Columbia, South Carolina – William Preston Houseal Fincher, partner, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, godfather and good friend, handed peacefully to everlasting daily life on August 14, 2021 at house with his spouse and children at his aspect. A lifelong Columbian, Bill was born on July 22, 1938 and was the second son of Ruth Sumner Houseal Fincher and Hubert Thomas Fincher.
He expended his early years residing with his loved ones in Ballentine on the shores of Lake Murray in which he shared many wonderful (and mischievous) adventures with his older brother Tom, and in the Eau Claire, Heathwood and Shandon neighborhoods of Columbia, where he formed lots of enduring and cherished lifelong friendships. He was a graduate of Dreher Higher College (facilitated by a formative calendar year at the Carlisle Army School in Bamberg, SC) where he was a member of The Darkish Horsemen Club, and was a happy alumnus of the College of South Carolina, the place he examined Business enterprise Administration and was a person of the number of married users of the Kappa Alpha Order. Monthly bill married his large university sweetheart, Carole Ann Crolley, in the summer months of his sophomore year in university and they had been married for 17 yrs.
Invoice labored all his existence, commencing as a pre-teenager filling grocery orders in the neighborhood current market at Trenholm and Beltline, offering The Point out and the Columbia History newspapers and providing property address signals in Shandon and Heathwood built from license plate elements by the prisoners at CCI. He began his prolonged business enterprise vocation while at USC, performing component time at the Claude Creason Company and at Lane, Taylor and Wolfe. All through his lifestyle, Monthly bill credited Mr. Creason and the gentlemen at Lane, Taylor and Wolfe with educating him useful classes in insurance policies and true estate. Just after positions with Aetna and Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual, he opened his own insurance policy business, The Fincher Agency in the 1960’s and put in the rest of his occupation in insurance policy and actual estate in advance of retiring in 2018.
A devoted loved ones male and honest close friend to numerous, Bill hardly ever achieved a stranger and was the existence of any bash. He constantly had a humorous tale to share, a most loved recipe to prepare dinner and a shoulder to lean on. He cherished pet dogs (most in particular his trusty canine companion, Fred) and individuals, Litchfield Seashore and Pawleys Island, any respectable grocery retail outlet (and in his later decades, a good estate sale) and the Carolina Gamecocks, all in equivalent evaluate. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, his brother James Edward Fincher and his beloved son, William Preston Houseal Fincher, Jr. He is survived by his spouse of 24 a long time, Rebecca Caskey Fincher, daughters Melita Fincher DaSilva (Robert) and Lauren Ann Fincher, grandchildren William Middleton IV, Sumner Elizabeth Arbuckle and Thomas Preston Rives Middleton, stepdaughter Paige Cook dinner Alexander (Chris), phase-grandchildren Gracyn Rebekah Alexander, Christian John Joseph Alexander, Robert Hale DaSilva (“Sully”) and William Brooks DaSilva (“Kackie”), terrific-grandson Henry Hale DaSilva, his brother Hubert Thomas Fincher, Jr. (Clare) and sister Melita Fincher deTreville, nieces Susan Fincher Zais (Mitchell) and Sheryl Fincher, brother-in-law Daniel Joseph Caskey (Teresa) and nephew William Daniel Caskey.
Funeral companies will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull Street in Columbia. Burial subsequent the support will be personal. Visitation with the loved ones will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18 at the home of Lita and Robbie DaSilva, 830 Hampton Hill Road in Columbia.
The Fincher loved ones wishes to thank MSA Hospice, Convenience Keepers, Lataral Lewis and Aretha Brown for their light and loving treatment. In lieu of flowers, memorials might be created to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Investigation, The Columbia Humane Modern society, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29209, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s decision.
“The night time unveils new worlds of gentle and to know that if I could unwrap fold immediately after fold of God’s universe I should really only unfold extra and extra blessings, and see further and deeper into the adore which is at the heart of it all.”
Dunbar Funeral Residence, Devine Road Chapel, is assisting the relatives. Reminiscences might be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com

Released by The Condition on Aug. 17, 2021.

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