Michael Lee Finley, Sr., 65, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Thursday, July 6, 2017, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Durham, NC, Mike was raised in Chesapeake, VA where he attended Oscar Smith High School. After school, he went on to work at Norfolk Ship Building and Dry Dock as a shipfitter, later becoming a Journeyman Ironworker with the Ironworkers Union Local 272 in Miami, FL. Mike spent his final years of retirement in what became his beloved Outer Banks.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Jessie Finley; a brother, Larry Wayne Finley; and a son, Brandon Keith Finley.
He is survived by a sister, Diane Finley Askew (Hardy); and a brother, Harry Finley, Jr. (Tanya). His greatest love was his children, daughter, Michelle Rena Finley; three sons, Michael Lee Finley, Jr., David Alan Guthrie, and Adam Wayne Finley; three grandsons, Michael Lee Finley III, Gage Alexander Nelligar, and Elijah Ray Guthrie; and several nieces and nephews. Mike had such a deep love of family. He had an extended family of loved ones who called him dad or poppa.
The family will receive friends and relatives for a visitation on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Manteo)
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