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Timothy Finley

Timothy Jason Finley, 46, of Columbus, OH, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at St. Ann’s Hospital following a massive heart attack. He was born in Columbus on April 6, 1973 to Joyce (Lackey) and James Curtis Finley. 

Tim was raised in New Albany, OH with many dirt bike filled weekends spent in Sugar Grove, OH. He loved having fun with friends, fishing, riding dirt bikes and mastering the barbeque grill. He worked as a self-employed plumber over the past two decades. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, infectious laugh and big smile. 

Preceded in death by his mother, Joyce (Lackey) Finley; maternal grandparents, Shelva and Lola (May) Lackey; paternal grandparents, Charles and Ersie (Tackett) Finley; newborn son, Jason Alexander Finley and his beloved dog, Bear.

Tim is survived by his father, James Curtis Finley; sister, Beth Finley; and brother, Scott Finley. The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with kind words about Tim. He will be dearly missed by all. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214 where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3 PM-4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the address listed above to help offset his farewell expenses.


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  • Janet Bowe says:

    Jim , Beth and Scott, So sorry to learn of Tim’s passing. God Bless you all. My sincere condolences. Janet Bowe

  • Gina Clark says:

    So sorry to hear about Tim. I always had liked him in school.Loved his smile!! Prayers go out to all of you❤

  • Ron Harr says:

    He was one of my best friends. He’ll always be missed.

  • Connie Pack says:

    I’m sorry to hear that Tim passed. I wish I could be there. I’ve missed him and Beth so much. I live you guys so much.

    Susie Hager

  • Kaye Roush says:

    I loved Tim like a son. My son Mark May and Tim were the best of friends for a long time. Tim spent lots of time at my house. I will miss his laughter and his smile.
    I will always be thinking of him. HEAVENLY FATHER PLEASE COMFORT THOSE LEFT BEHIND

  • John Slyman says:

    Nicole and I are going to miss Tim dearly. I look around the house and see the stamp he left with all the projects that he completed for us; and it is nice to know part of him, through his hard work, is still with us. God bless you Tim and family.

  • Daniel and Karen Thompson says:

    We are sad to learn of Tim’s passing. Many memories working with Tim at Eagle Pizza. Dan also recalling trail biking excursions with Tim. He was a great help in our home as well. Loved his contagious laugh and smile. Such a caring man. Tim will be sorely missed. Sending prayers to his family.

  • Austin Pereira says:

    I am shocked and sad to hear Tim’s passing. Tim has helped me for the last 8 years in plumbing. It was always great to work with Tim. Most impressive about Tim was that he was very honest with me. He helped me as much as he can on non plumbing jobs as well and we developed a good friendship. I will really miss Tim’s smile and easy going and happy nature. Rest in Peace Tim.

  • Jim Joffre says:

    My condolences to Tim’s family. Tim has done so many jobs with me including my new house 15 years ago. I always enjoyed Tim when I see him pull up to the jobs with that smile and incredible attitude to life! I just got the news today from other clients who found out as well ! We just wanted to wish him a happy birthday! I’m pretty sure he got a few messages today! I will miss my friend!May God be with Tim and family through this difficult time.

  • aRTHUR l Norton says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Tim. I don’t get the Dispatch so I just found out about it. I was out of state also during that time. Tim always had a good sense of humor and was a hard worker. He will be greatly missed. Art Norton

  • Jennifer Heckert says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He has been our “go to plumber” for years. He was always so kind and full of laughter. A truly trustworthy and honest contractor. A rare find these days.

    My husband and I send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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