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John Kelly Finley of Belle, passed away in his home, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. John was 57 years of age and his death was due to congestive heart failure.
He was born in Rolla to the late John David “Jack” Finley and Lady Maureen (Gallagher) Finley. John was a carpenter by trade and loved to work on any type of machinery, especially motorcycles and would help out anyone with their bike. John enjoyed life to the fullest, but his greatest joy in life after his daughter and granddaughter, was riding his Harley. It was never too cold or too wet for him to ride. John never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and was well known for his childhood antics. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Austin Kelly Finley.
He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes daughter, Megan Finley and Hunter Schroeder, of Bland, granddaughter Lyla Schroeder, chosen daughters, Tasha Stockton and Samantha Johnson. Stepmother, Loretta Finley, of Rolla, sisters, Lady B Finley, of Republic, MO, Jacque Moreland and husband Monty of Belle, and Renee Elrod of Rolla, brother, Stacey Karr of Rolla, niece, Adrien Helmig and husband Jeremy of Belle and nephews, Brendan Moreland and wife Sarah of Belle, and Stacey Karr Jr, of Rolla, great nieces Johanna and Aubree Helmig, and great nephew, Drake, and many riding buddies.
A memorial service celebrating the life of John Kelly Finley will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Belle United Methodist Church, followed by his last ride to Killin’ Time in Bland, MO.